Abu Salem, Mustafa Dossa convicted under Arms and Ammunition Act

Mustafa Dossa, a key mastermind of the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, and extradited gangster Abu Salem were on Friday convicted by a special Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (Tada) court.

While Dossa was convicted on charges of conspiracy and murder under various sections of the IPC, besides offences under the Tada Act, the Arms Act and the Explosives Act, Salem was found guilty of transporting weapons from Gujarat to Mumbai ahead of the blast

Abu Salem was arrested as he was extradited from Protugal in 2005, when he was named accused in 1993 Mumbai blasts. TADA court had earlier heard the case and convicted some 100 accused in the case, in 2006. While Yakub Memon was hanged to death, actor Sunjay Dutt was released.

Abu Salem is said to have transported arms, to those involved in the bomb blasts, killing nearly 300 people and injuring hundreds of them.

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