Mumbai: Mumbai 1993 blasts convict Mustafa Dossa (60) died of cardiac arrest on Wednesday afternoon at JJ Hospital, Mumbai. “He does not require ICU admission”, JJ Hospital Dean Dr TP Lahane told The Indian Express.News agency ANI reports that Dossa had earl.
“As of now there is no judgement against Dossa as a judgement consists of both conviction and sentence”, said advocate Yug Choudhary, one of the lawyers who had approached the Supreme Court for a midnight hearing on the last-ditch application filed by Yakub Memon before he was hanged in the 1993 blasts case.
Special public prosecutor Deepak Salvi had called Dossa the driving spirit behind the blast, and the true “architect” of the conspiracy.
Mustafa Dossa has convicted under 120B IPC and various others TADA provisions for the 1993 Mumbai blast.
Dossa was admitted after he complained of chest pain and had uncontrolled hypertension, diabetes and infection, Lahane said.
The decision to terrorise and bomb Mumbai, to avenge the demolition, was reportedly taken at the same meeting.
He was one of the six men convicted by a special TADA court on June 6 in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.
While he was absconding during the earlier part of the trial, Dossa was caught in Dubai and chose to be deported to India in 1995.
The special court had convicted Mustafa Dossa on the charges of terror activities, conspiracy, and murder for his involvement in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts which killed 257, left 713 injured and destroyed properties worth Rs 27 crore.
The court had acquitted another accused Abdul Quayyum of all charges. As they were arrested at the time of conclusion of the main trial, the trial of the seven accused – Abu Salem, Mustafa Dossa, Karimullah Khan, Firoz Abdul Rashid Khan, Riyaz Siddiqui, Tahir Merchant and Abdul Quayyum – was separated from the main case.