NCP claims Abu Salem found in possession of mobile phone in jail premises

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Dhanjay Munde on Friday claimed in the Legislative Council that gangster and 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Abu Salem was found in possession of mobile phone in the jail premises.

On July 4, Special Public Prosecutor Deepak Salvi sought life imprisonment for Salem from the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA) Court.

Earlier in the month, six out of seven accused, including Abu Salem, were convicted by a special TADA court, in connection with the 1993 Mumbai serial blast case.

The others who have been convicted are Mustafa Dossa, Riyaz Siddique, Firoz Khan, Tahir Merchant, and Karimullah Shaikh.

Dossa, however, died following a heart attack on June 28, 2017 in Mumbai.

However, all accused were acquitted on the charges of waging a war against the nation.

Accused Abdul Qayyum was acquitted of all charges in the case. The court ordered his release on a personal bond.

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