An Indian court jailed Abu Salem who was convicted of involvement in India’s most deadly bombings, a series of blasts in the financial capital that killed 257 people in 1993, television channels reported on Thursday.

The fate of the other four men found guilty of the blasts along with Abu Salem, a prominent member of the group that planned the attack, was not immediately known.

In June, a court had ruled six men, including Abu Salem, guilty of involvement in the blasts that shook Mumbai more than two decades ago, but one died in prison before sentencing.

The Federal police lawyer, Deepak Salvi said, “Two convicts have been awarded the death penalty and the other two convicts were awarded life imprisonment, (and the remaining) one has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

“Karimullah Osan Khan and Abu Salem have been given life sentences and Riyaz Siddiqui has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.”

Investigators had 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.

Reuters

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