New Delhi: The Indian Supreme Court on Thursday confirmed the death sentence of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case while sentenced Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt. An anti-terror TADA court had in 1993 awarded death sentence to 12 people, including Memon. Dutt had been sentenced to six years jail term for possessing a weapon illegally and had spent 16 months in jail after his arrest in 1993. He was, however, acquitted of the stringent charges under TADA.
The Central Bureau of Investigation had also moved appeals seeking enhancement of sentence of 47 persons who were convicted of lesser offence. CBI had filed 48 appeals of which 20 were against those who were acquitted of all the charges. The CBI hadn’t appealed against Dutt’s acquittal under TADA.