Farooq Takla, 1993 Mumbai blasts accused, extradited from UAE, to be produced before TADA court today
Farooq Takla, Dawood Ibrahim's close aide and one of the accused in 1993 Mumbai blasts was extradited from the UAE night and has been deported to India
Mohamed Farooq alias Farooq Takla, a close aide of gangster Dawood Ibrahim and one of the accused in the 1993 Mumbai blasts, was extradited from the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday and has been brought to India, according to media reports.
#EXCLUSIVE -- Big diplomatic win for India. Farooq Takla, wanted in the 1993 Mumbai blasts has been deported from Dubai. He will be produced in TADA court in Mumbai. @Zakka_Jacob with more details | input: @manojkumargupta pic.twitter.com/D9Ti7bSQkH
— News18 (@CNNnews18) March 8, 2018
According to News18, Takla will be produced before the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (TADA) court in Mumbai on Thursday. He is currently being interrogated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in Mumbai.
Takla faces criminal conspiracy, murder, attempt to murder, voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means and several other charges, according to INTERPOL.
At least 27 other accused in the case, including dreaded mafia dons Ibrahim Kaskar and Tiger Memon, who masterminded the blasts, continue to elude the investigators and are declared absconders.
In September last year, a special TADA court had sentenced two convicts to death, while Abu Salem Ansari and one other gangster were sentenced to life imprisonment, while one other accused received a 10-year sentence.
Special judge GA Sanap had sentenced Mohammed Taher Merchant, 55, and Feroze Abdul Rashid Khan, 47, to death for their role in the blasts.
Besides Salem, 50, the special court also sent Karimullah Khan, 55, to jail for life, while the fifth convict, Riyaz Siddiqui, 67, to 10 years rigorous imprisonment.
The special judge also slapped varying amounts of fines on the convicts after finding them guilty on various charges, including murder, hatching a criminal conspiracy to carry out the blasts, waging a war against the nation, supplying arms and ammunition, and other serious offences.
All six accused, including Mustafa Dossa, were earlier pronounced guilty by the special court on 16 June, 2017. However Dossa, 60, died of a heart attack on 28 June.
With inputs from IANS
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