Mumbai Serial Blasts

  • Feel proud for carrying Mumbai serial blasts: Bhatkal tells police July 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal, arrested in connection with the 2011 Mumbai triple blast case, told the Mumbai police that he feels "proud of himself" for carrying out the blasts. "Whatever I have done, I feel proud of myself," Bhatkal said in his confessional statement, recorded by the Mumbai police,...
  • Centre seeks Maharashtra government's view on reducing term of Sanjay Dutt October 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry has sought Maharashtra government's opinion on reducing sentence of Sanjay Dutt in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts. The move came after Press Council of India chief Justice (retd) Markandey Katju petitioned President Pranab Mukherjee seeking relief for the actor and two others, including a 70...
  • Were wrong people arrested by ATS in 2011 Mumbai serial blasts? September 9, 2013

    New Delhi: In a revelation that could embarrass the Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad (ATS), Indian Mujahideen co-founder Muhammad Ahmad Zarar Siddibapa alias Yasin Bhatkal in his interrogation has claimed that wrong people were arrested in the 2011 Mumbai serial blasts case. A CCTV video accessed by CNN-IBN from the evening of the...
  • 1993 Mumbai blast: Absconding accused arrested in Kannur August 28, 2013

    An absconding accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts that killed 257 people, was arrested on Wednesday at Kannur, police said. Manojlal Bhawarlal (48), the 24th accused in the case, was taken into custody from his house at Athazhakkunnu in Kannur district, police said. He was awarded life imprisonment in the...
  • Dawood Ibrahim's close aide Iqbal Mirchi dies in London August 15, 2013

    London: One of the India's most wanted terrorists Dawood Ibrahim's close aide Iqbal Mirchi died of heart attack in London. He was apparently handling the drug business of underworld don Dawood in Mumbai. His name also appeared during IPL betting case. Mirchi, 63, the right-hand man of underworld don, was facing...
  • 1993 Mumbai blasts: Sanjay Dutt's confessional statement March 22, 2013

    The confessional statement of Sanjay Dutt in connection with the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case was recorded under Section 15 of TADA on April 26, 1993 at 15:30 hrs (First Part) and on April 28, 1993 at 1600 hrs (Second Part) by Krishan Lal Bishnoi the then DCP, Zone III,...
  • Support, sympathy for Sanjay Dutt after SC verdict March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday announced its verdict in the 1993 Bombay blasts case and sentenced actor Sanjay Dutt to five years in jail under the Arms Act. The actor has got support from not just Bollywood but also from political circles. Chairman of Press Council of India...
  • Sanjay Dutt's confession sufficient for conviction: SC March 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The self-inculpatory confession of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt that he possessed fire arms led to his conviction and award of five years jail term by the Supreme Court which termed his statement under TADA as a "substantive" piece of evidence. The son of famous Bollywood couple late Sunil Dutt...
  • 1993 blasts: Yakub gets death, Sanjay Dutt to be jailed March 21, 2013

    Twenty years after a devastating series of explosions crippled India's financial capital Mumbai leaving 257 dead and over 700 injured, the Supreme Court on Thursday confirmed death penalty on Yakub Memon for conspiring and masterminding the blasts in 1993. Actor Sanjay Dutt, though cleared of terror charges, will serve five...
  • 1993 blasts: Police played an active part, says SC March 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The police and customs officers played an "active part" in the conspiracy of the 1993 serial blasts and smuggling of arms and explosives into Bombay, which discloses "deficient performance" of public servants, the Supreme Court said on Thursday. A bench of justices P Sathasivam and BS Chauhan said only...
  • I am heart broken but have to be strong: Sanjay Dutt March 21, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Sanjay Dutt, who has to undergo three-and-a-half years in jail in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, said on Thursday that though he was "heart broken" by the Supreme Court's verdict, he will continue to remain "strong". "I have already suffered for 20 years and been in jail...
  • Sanjay Dutt: I'm strong and still believe in judiciary March 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt said he still believed in the judiciary and is looking at legal options after the Supreme Court upheld his conviction and sentenced him to five years in jail for illegal arms possession during the 1993 serial Mumbai blasts. "I will see the copy. I am...
  • Timeline: Dutt's tryst with court,prison and TADA from 1993-2013 March 28, 2013

    New Delhi: As the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld actor Sanjay Dutt's conviction in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case and sentenced him to five years in jail, we look at the series of events that took place which led to this judgement. January 1993- Producers Hanif Kadewalla and Samir...
  • Rs 300 to 350 crore riding on Sanjay Dutt's projects March 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Approximately Rs 300-350 crore is riding on Sanjay Dutt's finished and unfinished projects in the next one to two years. The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld Dutt's conviction in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case and his sentence was reduced from six to five years in jail. Dutt, who...
  • Sanjay Dutt's verdict: I'm heartbroken, says Mahesh Bhatt March 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt said on Thursday he was heartbroken that the Supreme Court upheld actor Sanjay Dutt's conviction in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. Dutt's sentence was reduced from six to five years in jail. Dutt, who has served 18 months in jail, will now have to spend another...
  • 1993 Mumbai blasts result of Pak envy: Home Minister December 7, 2012

    New Delhi: In a veiled attack on Pakistan, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Friday said the 1993 serial bombings in Mumbai were the result of a neighbour's envy to India's economic progress and vowed to bring back all terrorists, including Dawood Ibrahim, to face trial in New Delhi. He...
  • 13/7 blasts: Two IM operatives get ATS custody March 10, 2012

    Mumbai: Two alleged operatives of Indian Mujahideen, who were behind bars in Opera House blast case that took place on July 13 last year in Mumbai, were on Friday remanded in ATS custody by a local court in connection with the Dadar explosion that took place on the same day. As...
  • 13/7 accused met Osama in 2001: ATS sources February 7, 2012

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Anti Terror Squad (ATS) sources on Tuesday said that July 13, 2011 Mumbai serial blast accused and Indian Mujahideen member Haroon Naik met slain terrorist Osama bin Laden in August 2001 in Bahawalpur, Pakistan. "Naik was part a group of operatives who were addressed by Osama in Bhawalpur," said...
  • 'Indian module behind 13/7 Mumbai serial blasts' August 5, 2011

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday said all indications pointed to involvement of an Indian terror module in last month's Mumbai serial blasts and that right wing fascist forces were also on the rise in the country. The assessment by Union Home Minister P Chidambaram came even as the opposition and...
  • Nepal Police detain one in Mumbai blasts case July 26, 2011

    New Delhi: The Nepal Police have detained a 40-year-old man, Mohammad Zahir, under the suspicion that he was in touch with the Mumbai blasts suspects. He was heard having conversations about the Mumbai blasts and has sent text messages, sources said. The Union Home Ministry has received the input regarding Zahir's detention...
  • 'ZNMD' team to help Mumbai blast victims July 20, 2011

    Mumbai: Producers Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, along with director Zoya Akhtar, have decided to contribute Thursday's collections of certain Mumbai multiplexes for the welfare of recent Mumbai blast victims. "We were in a very low mood after the blast and that is when Farhan, Kishore Lulla (of Eros International) and...
  • Constructive rage must find solutions: Shabana July 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Acclaimed actress and social activist Shabana Azmi firmly believes that the rage that builds up in citizens post events such as the recent Mumbai blasts, must translate into constructive actions to avoid such tragedies in future. "Unless the guilty, whoever they maybe, r given severest punishment, hearts will only...
  • Maha DGP orders inquiry into Usmani's death July 17, 2011

    Mumbai: Maharashtra DGP Ajit Parasnis on Sunday ordered a CID inquiry into the death of Faiz Usmani, who died after being questioned by the police in connection with the terror blasts in Mumbai. Usmani , a resident of suburban Govandi, was being grilled in connection with the serial blasts in Mumbai...
  • B'wood in shock, says government must wake up July 16, 2011

    Mumbai: Bollywood has sharply reacted to the 13/7 Mumbai blasts that left 19 dead and 129 injured. The film fraternity has launched a scathing attack on the government with most stars castigating authorities for their failure to protect the citizens. Raveena Tandon feels that it is high time the government woke...
  • Cinema festival postponed after Mumbai blasts July 15, 2011

    Mumbai: The Naya Cinema Festival that was supposed to begin Friday has been postponed following the triple blasts that rocked India's financial and entertainment hub Wednesday. The festival will now begin July 22. Bengali director Qaushiq Mukherjee's film "Gandu" will open the festival, organised by the Taj Enlighten Film Society. The...
  • Death toll in Mumbai terror blasts rises to 18 July 15, 2011

    Mumbai: A man, who sustained severe injuries during one of the three blasts in the city, on Friday succumbed to injuries, taking the death toll in the bombings to 18. Avinash Tamka, 23, who was admitted in the ICU of Bombay Hospital after the blast at Zaveri Bazaar in south Mumbai,...
  • Train citizens in anti-terror acts: Amitabh July 15, 2011

    New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has urged people to act as policemen and suggested initiating an anti-terror training programme that would help them to fight terrorism and protect themselves. The actor said he would be the first one to join the anti-terror training programme. His comments come in the wake of...
  • Mumbai blasts: cops trampled over key evidence? July 14, 2011

    Mumbai: 'Won't they ever learn?' is the question Mumbaikars are asking security officials and the government after serial blasts shook the city on Wednesday. According to on the spot analysis and preliminary investigations, the police have committed the same mistake they did during the German Bakery blasts, Pune in 2010. Reaching...
  • Date with terror: victims recall Mumbai train blasts July 11, 2009

    Mumbai: Seven bomb blasts in eleven trains killed more than 180 people in Mumbai on July 11, 2009. Two years later victims are still picking up the pieces. ...
  • CBI may oppose Sanjay Dutt's plea in Supreme Court March 26, 2009

    New Delhi: CBI is likely to oppose in Supreme Court the petition of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who is seeking suspension of his conviction in connection with 1993 Mumbai serial blasts to contest coming Lok Sabha polls. The petition will come up for hearing in the apex court on March 30...