In the month of march 1993 a total number of 13 bombs explodedthroughout Mumbai. These 13 locations were Mumbai Stock Exchange building, Masjid- Mandvi Corporation Bank Branch, Zaveri Bazaar, Fisherman’s Colony in Mahim Causeway, Plaza Cinema, Katha Bazaar,Century Bazaar, Hotel Sea Rock, Air India building, Terminal at Sahara Airport (current CSIA), Hotel Juhu Centaur, Worli and Passport Office. Most of the bombs were planted in cars and scooters.

 

The infamous actor Sanjay Dutt was arrested by the crime branch at the Mumbai airport because he was inpossession of an AK-56 rifle, a 9 mm pistol and ammunition. After few days the actor confesses about the possession of the weapons and destroying it.

 

 After a month,the Bombay High Court grants Dutt an interim bail. In the month of November the Central Bureau of Investigation takes the case.

In the month of April 1994 the TADA court discharges 26 accused, the charges againstother accused persons remained. In the month of October theSupreme Court grants bail to the actor which was cancelled by the trial court. In 1996 PD Kode was appointed as the special TADA judge to conduct the case.

In between the year of 2001-2002 detailed hearing of the case was heard.

In the year 2006 the court convicted four members of the Memon family and acquits three. The court ordered death penalty to 12 accused and 20 other accused were given life imprisonment.

In the year 2007 the TADA court convicts Sanjay Dutt. The court punishes him with 6 years of rigorous imprisonment. The actor appeals to the Supreme Court against the 31 July sentence of the TADA court.

 In the year 2011Supreme Court begins hearing on appeals filed by Dutt and 100 other convicts as well as the state.

In the year 2013 the Supreme court uphold the death sentence of Yakub Memon, transfers death sentence of 10 convicts to life imprisonment and also upholds life imprisonment of 16 out of 18 convicts. The court declares five year jail term to Dutt and asks him to surrender within four weeks.

 

In the year 2015 Supreme court rejects Yakub Memon’s petition. In the month of July 2015 the President Pranab Mukherjee and Maharashtra governor rejects Yakub’s second mercy plea. Yakub Memon hanged at Nagpur central jail. SC rejects a last-minute plea seeking a 14-day stay on his execution.

 

 In the year 2016 Actor Sanjay Dutt walks free from Pune’s Yerwada jail. In the year 2017 The TADA court announces 16 June as the date for pronouncement of judgment on trial against Abu Salem and other six accused. In the month of June 2017 the TADA court convicts Abu Salem and six other accused.

 

 

 

Abha Singh, 4/27/2020 12:00:00 AM


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