Move curative petition on sentence, SC tells 1993 Mumbai serial blast convict

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday asked 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts' convict Yusuf Mohsin Nulwala to file a curative petition to seek a reduction in his jail term.

Nulwala said he was wrongly convicted and sentenced for possessing a prohibited automatic AK-56 assault rifle while he was shown in possession of a non-prohibited semi-automatic AK-56.

Keeping Nulwala's petition pending, an apex court bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Prafulla C. Pant asked senior counsel Harish Salve, appearing for Nulwala, to move the curative petition to raise new grounds for seeking s reduced sentence.

Nulwala had moved the apex court to seek reduction in his sentence from five years to three years.

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