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  • Sanjay Dutt to go behind bars for 3½ years more in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case

    The apex court while commuting death sentence of 10 other convicts to life imprisonment said all convicts including Sanjay Dutt would have to surrender within four weeks

    The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld death sentence of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, while commuting death sentence of 10 other convicts to life imprisonment in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.

     

    The apex court also upheld conviction of Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt under the Arms Act in the blasts case. It, however, reduced Dutt’s jail term to five years from six years.

     

    Since Dutt had already spent 18 months in jail, he would have to spend the remaining three years and six months behind bars.

     

    The Supreme Court said Pakistan’s intelligence agency, ISI, was also involved in the 1993 blasts. The management and conspiracy of 1993 blasts was done by Dawood Ibrahim and others in Pakistan and the accused were trained in bomb making and to handle sophisticated weapons in Pakistan, the apex court said.

     

    It said, Yakub Memon and all absconding accused, including Dawood Ibrahim were ‘archers’ and rest of the accused were ‘arrows’ in their hands.

     

    The SC commuted the death sentences on the ground that the convicts were behind bars for 20 years and their economic condition was weak. The court upheld the life sentence of 16 out of 18 convicts sentenced by the special court set up under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA).

     

    The apex court said that life term convicts will remain in jail till their death. The life sentence of Ashrafur Rehman Azimulla was reduced to 10 years, while that of Imtiyaz Yunusmiya Ghavte to the jail term already undergone.

     

    Taling about Dutt, the apex court said, the circumstances and nature of offence was so serious that he cannot be released on probation. “... (the) evidence and materials perused by the TADA court in arriving at the decision against Dutt was correct,” the court said.

     

    The apex court dismissed all appeals of the convicts except that of Mubina alias Baya Moosa Bhiwandiwala and Mulchand Sampatraj Shah.

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    COMMENTS

    Vaibhav Dhoka

    7 years ago

    By constitution we may have Fundamental Right -Equality.But that has been left far behind.

    Vinay Joshi

    7 years ago

    In 'flaky' net connectivity a particular post gets repeated.

    Such consumerism is more important than the verdict.

    Regards,

    Vinay Joshi

    7 years ago

    Ms.Sucheta,Debashis,

    You're approval should not be for such MLDT posts!

    Last Lankan issue i had stated, explicitly there should NOT BE ANY 'political issues POSTED & commentary' in the forum.

    It seems it's not heard.

    However the MLDT 'ignorant' that TADA [special] court P.D Kode; J, HAD awarded Dutt 6yrs.
    But TADA charges dropped?!!!

    NOW MLDT, state 'how they were dropped? & Why? IT IS IMP!?

    WHY 'WAGING WAR AGAINST INDIA' PROVISIONS DROPPED? Against all accused, now convicted by the apex court.

    It is expected that the said MLDT 'author' IS BOUND to answer this.

    MLDT, if you put up such aspects it amounts to filling up, of non solicited a subject which is not in the ambit of ML.

    Regards,

    Ramesh Iyer

    7 years ago

    I don't quite understand all the brouhaha over the recent SC verdict indicting film star Sanjay Dutt. On the one hand we criticize the legal system when "law will take its own course" remains just a cliche (particularly when rich & famous people are allegedly involved), but on the other hand sympathize with this very class of people when they are handed their well deserved punishment by the impartial higher judiciary.
    In this particular case, Sanjay Dutt committed the crime as an adult, not as a mother's-milk-weaning-toddler. So, he ought to have known the consequences of his actions. Besides, he's just a film star, and not many among his ilk are known for sparkling personal lives, to be true role-models for the youth. Sanjay has not done any Yeoman's service to the nation to deserve such sympathy (read crocodile tears), or a possible pardon by the President / Governor. I hope he spends the remaining term of his sentence behind bars, to drive the message home (including to his buddy and fellow enfant terrible, Salman Khan) to the high & mighty that taking law for a ride is no laughing matter, and will only lead them to a free ride to the jail.

    REPLY

    Vinay Joshi

    In Reply to Ramesh Iyer 7 years ago

    Rather he should have been awarded life sentence! He knew everything that is going to happen. When? was the question.

    I do not wish to state anything further.

    Regards,


    Regards,

    Vinay Joshi

    In Reply to Ramesh Iyer 7 years ago

    Rather he should have been awarded life sentence! He knew everything that is going to happen. When? was the question.

    I do not wish to state anything further.

    Regards,


    Regards,

    Vinay Joshi

    In Reply to Ramesh Iyer 7 years ago

    Rather he should have been awarded life sentence! He knew everything that is going to happen. When? was the question.

    I do not wish to state anything further.

    Regards,


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