1993 Mumbai blasts: Supreme Court to pronounce verdict today
New Delhi, Mar 21 : The Supreme Court will on Thursday pronounce its verdict in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts in which 100 people were convicted out of which 12 were awarded death penalty and 20 were given life sentence by a Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA) court.
Film actor Sanjay Dutt is amongst whose fate will be decided today.
Dutt was sentenced to a jail term of six years for illegal possession of firearms acquired from terrorist acquaintances, who were responsible for the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts on July 31, 2007.
He was granted bail by the apex court on November 27, 2007.
A total of 257 persons were killed and 713 others injured when a series 13 coordinated explosions shattered the metropolis on March 12, 1993.
The blasts occurred at 12 places including Bombay Stock Exchange building, Air-India Building at Nariman Point, at Worli opposite Century Bazaar, Hotels Sea Rock and Juhu Centaur.
Dawood Ibrahim, Tiger Memon and his brother Ayub Memon were alleged to be the main conspirators of the blasts and they were declared as proclaimed offenders.