On 12th March 1993 Mumbai witnessed largest coordinated bomb blast at 13 locations in which first time RDX was used as the explosive material. The series of blasts resulted in 317 fatalities and 1,400 injuries.
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Above photo: Explosive experts investigate the nature of the blast at Air India Building which left 20 dead. Hearing appeals in the case, the apex court on Thursday commuted the death sentence of 10 other convicts to life imprisonment. HT
About 12th March 1993 Bomb blast
The master mind behind the bomb blast was Dawood Ibrahim, leader of D-Company. It was believed that the motive behind the blasts was the after effect of demolition of Babri Masjid which resulted communal riots in Mumbai.
Dawood Ibrahim was believed to have ordered and helped organize the bombings through his subordinates Tiger Memon and Yakub Memon.
The Supreme Court of India gave its judgement on 21 March 2013, after over 20 years of judicial proceedings, upholding the death sentence against suspected ringleader Yakub Memon while commuting the previous death sentences against 10 others to life in prison.
However, two of the main suspects in the case, Ibrahim and Tiger Memon, have not yet been arrested or tried. After India’s three-judge Supreme Court bench rejected his curative petition, saying the grounds raised by him do not fall within the principles laid down by the apex court in 2002, the Maharashtra state government executed Yakub Memon on 30 July 2015.
The locations attacked:
- Fisherman’s Colony in Mahim causeway
- Zaveri Bazaar Fort
- Plaza Cinema Dadar
- Century Bazaar
- Katha Bazaar
- Hotel Sea Rock
- Terminal at Sahar Airport
- Air India Building
- Hotel Juhu Centaur
- Bombay Stock Exchange
- Passport Office
- Masjid-Mandvi Corporation Bank Branch