Gangster Abu Salem & Karimullah Khan was sentenced to life in jail today after being convicted of involvement in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case in which 257 people were killed and over 700 seriously injured. Two others, Tahir Merchant and Feroz Khan, were sentenced to death.
A special Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Act (TADA) court awarded life imprisonment to Abu Salem and Karimullah Khan along with a fine of Rs 2 lakhs, while Riyaz Ahmed Siddique received a sentence of 10 years.
The court had convicted six terrorists – Abu Salem, Mustafa Dossa, Firoz Khan, Mohammed Tahir Merchant alias Tahir Taklya, Karimullah Khan and Riyaz Ahmed Siddique in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.
Mustafa Dossa died on June 28, just a few days after being convicted. The case against him has been closed.
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