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93 Mumbai blast: Court to begin pronouncing quantum of sentence today

A special TADA (Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention Act) court will begin pronouncing the quantum of sentence to the 100 convicts in connection with the 1993 Mumbai blast case today. The court had formally acquitted 23 accused in the blast case, which killed 257 people and left more than 700 people injured.

Mumbai, May 18 : A special TADA (Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention Act) court will begin pronouncing the quantum of sentence to the 100 convicts in connection with the 1993 Mumbai blast case today. The court had formally acquitted 23 accused in the blast case, which killed 257 people and left more than 700 people injured.

There is no clue that who will be sentenced first by Judge Pramod Kode. But, according to special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam, the judge will first sentence those who were found guilty under the Customs Act.

They are Yeshwant Bhoinkar, Abbas Dawood Shaikhdare, Shajehan Ibrahim Shaikhdhare, Rashid Alware and Sharif Khan Adhikari.

While Shaikhdhare and Bhoinkar were convicted for providing trawlers for bringing in RDX and weapons at Shekhadi, Alware and Adhikari were convicted for participation in landing of the consignment.

The court is likely to take up actor Sanjay Dutt's probation plea today. Dutt was convicted for possessing illegal weapons. He had filed an application under the Probation of Offenders Act (POA), 1958.

The court on Wednesday ordered for the probation officers reports, with respect to the petition filed by Dutt and other 96 accused in the case. Sanjay Dutt and the other 96 accused had filed the plea seeking relief under section 4 of Probation of Offenders Act.

Along with him, three of Dutt's associates, who have been convicted under the Arms Act for helping him destroy evidence, Yusuf Nulwalla, Rusi Mulla and Kersi Adajania, had also filed pleas for probation which will also come up in the court today.

According to the Act, a person convicted of any offence other than the one punishable with death or life imprisonment, can be released on probation instead of serving the sentence in prison.

The prosecution, through Ujjwal Nikam, had argued that Dutt could not be granted leniency for being a "youthful" offender, when the crime was committed. He said the POA was meant for young and immature offenders.

Nikam had said that Dutt, who was 34 years old in 1993, when he accepted an AK-56 rifle and a Chinese 9mm pistol from Samir Hingora, was "mature and adult". He contended that Dutt could then distinguish between a hunting rifle and an AK-56, "a weapon of mass destruction".

Dutt's lawyers had urged that he be set free for his good behaviour during the bail, citing a 1958 law, which allows certain convicts to be given probation.

Dutt, 48, has been consistently granted bail and has also been cleared of conspiracy charges against him.

Dutt has been out on bail since 1995 after spending over a year in prison during initial investigations into the blasts.

The prime accused in the case, Tiger Memon and his family are still absconding and are reportedly living in Pakistan.

ANI

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