Mumbai, Oct 16: The TADA court on Monday held four accused guilty for helping prime accused Tiger Memon in smuggling arms and RDX that were used in 1993 serial bomb blasts, but acquitted another accused for want of evidence.
Muzamil Umar Kadri, Khalil Ahmed Sayyed Nazir and Gulam Hafeez Shaikh were convicted for taking part in RDX landing operations at Shekhadi coast in February 1993, for transporting weapons and also for possessing arms.
The court also found Tulsiram Dhondu Surve, watchman of high security Wangani mircowave tower in Raigad district, guilty of allowing use of government property by Tiger for assembling arms and reloading them in jeeps and tempos for distribution.
Surve was also found guilty of concealing 59 bags of RDX in his agriculture field in Raigad district. CBI's case was that later the bags were taken away by Tiger's men.
He was also found guilty of offences under section 202 of IPC for not informing authorities of the smuggling of arms and explosives despite having knowledge.
Judge P D Kode, however, acquitted Anant Bhoir of Thane district, who had allowed his dumper to be used for dumping 59 RDX bags in Nagla Bunder creek.
The court said he was being acquitted as he had no knowledge that the goods were RDX. The judge noted that he had not accepted confession of Bhoir as well as that of a co-accused, implicating him. "Confessions appear to have been taken under duress and therefore they are disbelieved," the judge said. PTI
Sanjay Dutt, 25 Others Summoned before Court on Oct 18
Mumbai: TADA court on Monday issued summons to 26 accused, including Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, to appear before it on October 18 in the 1993 serial bomb blasts case.
The order was passed by Designated Judge P D Kode, who asked the accused to appear for giving attendance.
The court, which is in the midst of giving verdict in the 13-year-old case, has exempted some accused from personal appearance and asked them to appear as and when they are summoned.