Mumbai blasts were carried to avenge Babri demolition: CBI : The Tribune India

Mumbai blasts were carried to avenge Babri demolition: CBI

MUMBAI: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) counsel Deepak Salve on Friday said that 1993 Mumbai blasts were carried out to avenge the demolition of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992.

Mumbai blasts were carried to avenge Babri demolition: CBI

Dawood Ibrahim attended the meeting in which a conspiracy was hatched of Mumbai blast to take revenge of Babri Masjid demolition.



Mumbai, June 16

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) counsel Deepak Salve on Friday said that 1993 Mumbai blasts were carried out to avenge the demolition of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992.

A special Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA) court earlier in the day convicted underworld don Abu Salem and others in connection with the 1993 blasts case.

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".

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

Salem was convicted under charges of conspiracy and terror activities but was acquitted of some charges of TADA, which he was framed initially.

Accused Riyaz Siddique also convicted under TADA and other charges, but court believed prosecution failed to prove conspiracy charges against Riyaz.

Accused Mustafa Dossa was found guilty of conspiracy, murder and terror activities in the case.

Accused Firoz khan was convicted under charges of conspiracy and murder under sections of IPC,TADA and Explosives Act.

Other accused Tahir Merchant, Karimullah Shaikh were also convicted. Accused Abdul Qayyum was acquitted of all charges in the case. Court ordered his release on personal bond.

However, all accused were acquitted for the charge of waging war against the nation.

The court has set the next hearing date on June 19 to decide the date for argument on quantum of sentence. —ANI

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