1993 Mumbai Blasts Case: Abu Salem was convicted by a special court. (Reuters)
Gangster Abu Salem was sentenced to life in jail today after being convicted of involvement in the 1993 Mumbai blasts that killed 257 people and left over 700 seriously injured. Two others, Tahir Merchant and Feroz Khan, have been sentenced to death and another convict, Karimullah Khan, has been sentenced to a life term for the deadly blasts.
Here are the live updates of Abu Salem's sentencing:
"Justice has prevailed"
The Congress has said that "justice has finally prevailed" in the Mumbai serial blasts case after Gangster Abu Salem was sentenced to life in jail today after being convicted of involvement in the blasts in which 257 people were killed and over 700 seriously injured. While appreciating the court's decision, party spokesman Randeep Surjewala said he hoped that now terrorists Dawood Ibrahim and Tiger Memon would also be punished.