CBI FILES SUPPLEMENTARY CHARGESHEET AGAINST AN ACCUSED IN THE BOMBAY BOMB BLAST CASE OF 1993

Press Release
New Delhi, 27.11.2018

The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a supplementary chargesheet against an accused (resident of Mumbai) in the Designated TADA (P) Court, Mumbai (Maharashtra) in the Bombay Bomb Blast Case of 1993.

On 12th March, 1993 Bombay was rocked by a series of bomb blasts which killed 257 persons, injured more than 700 persons and destroyed property worth Rs. 27 crore (approx.). CBI had registered the case on 19.11.1993 on the request of Maharashtra Government and took over the investigation from the State Police.

After investigation, CBI had earlier filed chargesheet against several accused persons in the Designated TADA (P) Court, Mumbai. They were later convicted in the case.

One of the accused was absconding since 1993 and was arrested on 01.06.2018. The accused was declared a proclaimed offender by Designated TADA (P) Court, Bombay and a Non Bailable arrest warrant was also issued against him on 17.09.1997. Further, in order to apprehend the said accused, a Red Corner Notice was also issued by the Interpol.

CBI investigation revealed that the said accused was an active member of criminal conspiracy concerning this case. He was in Dubai and working in close association with other prime absconding accused persons. It was also alleged that he attended the conspiratorial meeting at Dubai which was headed by the prime absconding accused. In pursuance of the said meeting, the accused got training in handling of arms and ammunition, throwing hand grenades and making bombs.

The said chargesheeted accused is presently in Judicial Custody.

The public is reminded that the above findings are based on the investigation done by CBI and evidence collected by it. Under the Indian Law, the accused are presumed to be innocent till their guilt is finally established after a fair trial.

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