Death sentences for two of Mumbai’s 1993 bombers

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Death sentences for two of Mumbai’s 1993 bombers
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An Indian court on Thursday sentenced to death two men convicted of involvement in India’s most deadly bombings, a series of blasts in the city of Mumbai that killed 257 people in 1993, while two others were jailed for life.

Investigators said the bombs were ordered by India’s most wanted man, gangster Dawood Ibrahim, to avenge the demolition of the historic Babri mosque in north India by Hindu hardliners in 1992, during a period of religious conflict.

Ibrahim is believed to be hiding in Pakistan. Pakistan denies that.

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The court sentenced Feroz Abdul Rashid Khan and Taher Merchant to death, while Abu Salem and Karimullah Khan were jailed for life, a lawyer for the federal police, Deepak Salvi, told reporters.

A fifth man, Riyaz Siddiqui, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, Salvi said....


Death sentences for two of Mumbai’s 1993 bombers


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