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    Abdul Qayyum acquitted of all charges in 1993 Mumbai blasts case. Court orders his release on personal bond.

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    Abu Salem was arrested on September 20, 2002, along with former actress Monica Bedi by Interpol in Lisbon, Portugal. he was arrested after his satellite phone was tracked using GPS technology. In February 2004, a Portugal court cleared his extradition to India to face trial in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case and handed him over on the assurance that death penalty would not be handed out to him.

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    Abu Salem is one of the prime accused in the serial blasts case. He was arrested in 2002 in Portugal and was later extradited to India.

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    Abu Salem along with four others have been convicted in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case.

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    Mustafa Dossa convicted in 1993 Mumbai blasts, click here to read full story

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    The TADA court has currently been reading out the verdict for Abu Salem, one of the main accused in 1993 Mumbai blasts.

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    Till now three accused have been convicted in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case in which 13 bombs were exploded at various locations across Mumbai on March 12, 1993. The three accused who have been convicted are Tahir Merchant, Mustafa Dossa, Firoz Abdul Rashid Khan.

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    Another accused Tahir Merchant has also been convicted by the TADA court.

Mumbai, June 16: The fate of seven accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blast case will be decided today. A special Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Prevention Act (TADA) court will on Friday pronounce its judgment in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. The accused facing trial are extradited gangsters Abu Salem, Mustafa Dosa, Karimullah Khan, Firoz Abdul Rashid Khan, Riyaz Siddiqui, Tahir Merchant and Abdul Quayyum. They allegedly played important roles in the conspiracy and planning of the serial blasts to its execution.

Though the hearing in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case began in 2007, it was delayed as three petitions were pending before the Supreme Court, one each filed by Mustafa Dossa and Abu Salem, and another by CBI. The trial against the seven accused in the case started in 2012. The trial of the said seven persons was kept separate as they were arrested later. The trial has seen 64 prosecuted witnesses while 48 defence witnesses have also been presented in court.

On March 12, 1993, Mumbai city was rocked by a series of 12 bomb explosions that took place one after another in about a span of two hours. The explosions took place at Bombay Stock Exchange, Katha Bazaar, Lucky petrol pump near Sena Bhavan, opposite Passport office near Century Bazaar, Fishermen’s colony at Mahim Causeway, at the basement of Air India Building, Zaveri Bazaar, Hotel Sea Rock, Plaza Theatre, Centaur Hotel (Juhu), Sahar Airport (Bay no.54) and Centaur Hotel (near airport). In the blast 257 people were found dead, 713 seriously injured and properties worth `27 crore were destroyed. Till now 100 accused have been convicted so far in the case.