One of the main conspirators, Abu Salem is guilty of procuring and supplying the arms and ammunition including AK-47 assault rifles, bullets and hand grenades, from Gujarat to Mumbai in early 1993.
Abu Salem in the second week of January 1993, went to Sansrod, near Bharuch (Gujarat) alongwith absconding accused Aziz M. Bilakhia in a Maruti car to collect nine AK-56 rifles about 100 handgrenades, some boxes of cartridges and magazines and transport them to Bombay in a clandestine manner for the purpose of distribution / storage of the same among the co-accused for the commission of terrorists acts in the city of Mumbai.
Abu Salem alongwith other co-accused intentionally exchanged the Maruti car with Maruti van with accused Riyaz Ahmed Siddique for transporting illicit arms and ammunition to Mumbai. After transporting the arms and ammunition to Bombay in the false cavities of
white colour Maruti van at the instance of absconding accused Aziz M. Bilakhia, Salem alongwith other co-accused Samir Hingora and Baba Musa Chauhan, delivered some of the arms and ammunition to co-accused Sanjay Dutt at his residence in the 2nd week of Jan 1993.
Abu Salem also delivered (along with two others) some arms and ammunitions to Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt at his residence on January 16, 1993 and took back some of them two days later.
On August 13, 2013, TADA court let CBI drop some charges against Abu Salem as per an extradition treaty between India and Portugal. His another application to marry a 26-year-old woman is pending with the court.
One of the masterminds of the March 12, 1993 serial terror blasts, Mustafa Dossa smuggled firearms, ammunitions, detonators, hand grenades and highly explosive substances like RDX into India.
Mustafa Dossa along with Tiger Memon and Chhota Shakeel organised training camps in Pakistan and in India to impart and undergo weapon and arms training and handling of explosives. They also sent men from India to Pakistan via Dubai for arms training. He also attended many conspiracy meetings.
Mustafa Dossa conspired with accused Mohd. Dossa in Dubai during the period between December, 1992 and January, 1993 along with other prime absconding accused namely Dawood Ibrahim, Tiger Memon, Mohd. Dossa, Eijaz Pathan, Ayub Memon
In the second week of January 1993, Mustafa Dossa sent arms and ammunition for the blasts with his brother Mohammed Dossa and made travel arrangements for some of the persons involved to meet absconder mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar.
Mustafa Dossa was found guilty of taking part in the blasts conspiracy meetings held in India and Dubai before the terror strike was carried out at 12 targets in Mumbai.
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Twenty four years after multiple blasts ripped through Mumbai killing 257 people and injuring over 700, a special TADA court convicted Abu Salem, Mustafa Dossa and 4 others
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