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'93 Mumbai bomb blasts TADA court trial chronology

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September 12, 2006 15:49 IST

Following is the chronology of events in the Terrorist and Disruptive (Activities) Act court trial into 13 bomb blasts that rocked Mumbai on March 12, 1993, killing 257 people and injuring 713.

November 4, 1993: Over 10,000 page-long primary chargesheet filed against 189 accused, including actor Sanjay Dutt.

November 19, 1993: The case is handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation.

April 1, 1994: The TADA court shifted from the city sessions and civil court to a separate building inside the premises of the Central Jail at Arthur Road.

April 10, 1995: 26 accused discharged by the TADA court and charges framed against the remaining accused. Supreme Court discharges two more accused, travel agent Abu Asim Azmi (now Samajwadi Party member of Parliament) and Amjed Meher Baux.

April 19, 1995: Trial in the case commences.

April-June 1995: Charges framed against the accused.

June 30, 1995: Two accused persons, Mohammed Jameel and Usman Jhankanan, turn approvers in the case.

October 14, 1995: Sanjay Dutt (accused number 117), arrested on April 19, 1993, granted bail by the Supreme Court.

March 23, 1996: Judge J N Patel transfered and elevated as a high court judge.

March 29, 1995: P D Kode designated as a special TADA judge.

October 2000: Examination of 684 prosecution witnesses ends.

March 9-July 18, 2001: The accused persons' statements recorded.

August 9, 2001: Prosecution begins arguments in the case.

October 18, 2001: Prosecution completes arguments.

November 9, 2001: Defence starts arguments.

August 22, 2002: Defence closes arguments.

February 20, 2003: Dawood gang member Ejaz Pathan produced in court.

March 20, 2003: Mustafa Dossa's remand proceedings and trial separated.

September 2003: Trial ends, waiting for judgement.

June 13, 2006: Salem's trial separated.

August 10, 2006: Judge P D Kode starts dictating the verdict and says the judgement will be pronounced on September 12.

September 12, 2006: The court starts delivering the judgement, pronounces four members of the Memon family guilty, acquits three.

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