1993 Mumbai blasts convict Mustafa Dossa dies after being hospitalized

Hours after Mustafa Dossa was admitted to the J J Hospital, the Mumbai 1993 serial blasts convict passed away on Wednesday. Dossa was earlier admitted to hospital for hypertension and diabetes.

J J Hospital Dean T.P. Lahane said that Dossa was admitted following chest pain and infection and also had uncontrolled hypertension and diabetes.

 

Dossa had informed the special Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (TADA) court about his heart problem and said he wanted to undergo a bypass surgery.

The prosecution on Tuesday argued that convict Feroz Khan should be given the death penalty for his role in the 1993 Mumbai blasts. The counsel for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Counsel stated that his role was parallel to that of Yakub Memon. CBI counsel Deepak Salve, said he would seek extreme punishment for all six convicts in the case.

The TADA court had convicted six people – Abu Salem, Mustafa Dossa, Feroz Abdul Rashid Khan, Taher Merchant, Karimulla Khan and Riyaz Siddiqui – in the case on June 16 and acquitted Abdul Qayyum Sheikh who was then released from Arthur Road jail.

Addressing media after the court’s order, Salve said, “Mustafa Dossa conducted a conspiracy meeting in Dubai which was attended by Dawood Ibrahim and others. They hatched a conspiracy of Mumbai blast to take revenge of Babri Masjid demolition.”

He further added that “the accused used to travel between Dubai and Pakistan for arms and ammunition training where Pakistan had given them green channel entry. Their targets were Indian politicians, high officials and Hindus”.

About 257 people died while 713 others were injured after a series of bomb blasts rocked Mumbai City on March 12, 1993.

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