Supreme Court stays death penalty of two 1993 Mumbai blasts case accused

April 7th, 2008 - 6:33 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Apr.7 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the death penalty awarded to Mushtaq Moosa and Asgar Yousuf, co-accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blast case by the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (TADA) court, till the announcement of a final judgement.

On Friday, a bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan stayed the death penalty of Zakir Hussain Noor Mohammed Shaikh.

Sheikh allegedly detonated a bomb in a Mahim fishermens colony in Mumbai, killing three people and injuring six.

In its previous hearing, the apex court had granted bail to those who had served half of their sentences in jail.

So far, over 100 people have been convicted by the TADA court for their role in the 1993 serial bomb blasts in Mumbai that claimed over 250 lives and injured close to 700.

Most of them have filed petitions in the Supreme Court seeking a stay over their sentences.

On February 29, the Supreme Court also granted bail to one of the main accused Yusuf Abdul Razak Memon on medical grounds. He was sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts.

A bench consisting of Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justice R V Raveendran granted him bail till July 14. (ANI)

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