30 accused still wanted in Mumbai serial blasts


Mumbai : Even as the final verdict in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case is set to be delivered from Wednesday, nearly 30 accused, including key conspirators Dawood Ibrahim and Tiger Memon, are still at large.

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Most of them face red-corner notices of the Interpol, but over 13 years after the blasts took place, they are yet to be brought to book.

Topping the list is Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar, followed by Mustak alias Ibrahim alias Tiger Abdul Razzak Memon and his brother Ayub Abdul Razak Memon. The number four in the list is Dawood's brother Anis Ibrahim Kaskar. The number five and number six are Shabana Memon and Reshma Memon, wives of Tiger and Ayub respectively.

Others include Javed Chikna alias Javed Dawood Tailor, Anwar Ahmed Haji Jamal Theba, Mohammed Shafi Memon alias Jariwala, Mohammed Tainur, Yaqub Khan alias Yaqub Yeda, Irfan Chougule, Khan Bashir Ahamed, Mohammed Ahmed Dossa, Taher Taklya alias Taher Mohammed Merchant, Abdul Rashid Mohammed Khan, Firoze Abdul Rashid Khan, Kamarbhai, Latif Noor Mohammed alias Latif Bhagwala, Mohammed Liyakat Khan, Salim Abdul Gani Qazi, Taufique Siddiqui Zariwala and Sayed Arif.

Three years ago, Mustafa Majnu, the brother of Dossa, who is a close aide of Dawood, was deported from Dubai along with Iqbal Kaskar, a younger brother of Dawood. Iqbal was, however, not wanted in the serial blasts case.

In 2005, Abu Salem was extradited from Portugal. The trial of Majnu and Salem has been separated from the main trial and they will be tried after the first part of the verdict is out.

Some of those absconding, including Dawood Ibrahim, are wanted in other cases as well by police across the country. All of them have been declared as proclaimed offenders in the blasts case.

Judge Pramod Kode will deliver the verdict.

In what was seen as a retaliation to the riots that broke out here after the December 1992 demolition of the Babri mosque in Ayodhya, bombs were planted at 12 locations in Mumbai on March 12, 1993, killing 257 people.