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1993 blast convict seeks parole

A convict in the 1993 bomb blasts case has approached the Bombay HC seeking to be released on parole for 1 day to attend his daughter`s marriage.



Mumbai: A convict in the 1993 serial bomb blasts case has approached the Bombay High Court seeking to be released on parole for one day to attend his daughter`s marriage.

Abdul Gani Turk, who was awarded death penalty by a special TADA court in 2006, has sought the High Court to direct prison authorities to release him.

The matter is likely to come up for hearing next week.

The plea states that Turk`s last daughter is getting married on June 4 and he wants to attend it. Turk wants to be brought to Mumbai from Yerawada prison, where he is lodged after conviction.

is sentenced to death punishment, the prison authorities cannot decide on his plea for release and thus he has approached the high court for the relief.

A few years back, Turk was allowed similar relief when his mother had expired. The high court had allowed him to attend his mother`s last rites by visiting his Dongri residence.

Turk has been convicted for the blast that took place at Century Bazaar at Worli in central Mumbai on
March 13, 1993.

According to the prosecution, Turk, who was one of the most-trusted lieutenant of Tiger Memon (wanted accused), had driven an explosives-laden vehicle and parked it outside the Century Bazaar.

PTI

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