1993 blasts: CBI files 1000-page chargesheet

CBI today filed an over 1000-page supplementary chargesheet against Feroze Abdul Rashid Khan, an accused arrested in connection with the 1993 serial blasts in which 250 people were killed.

Mumbai: CBI today filed an over 1000-page
supplementary chargesheet against Feroze Abdul Rashid Khan,
an accused arrested in connection with the 1993 serial blasts
in which 250 people were killed.

Feroze, allegedly a close aide of fugitive Dawood
Ibrahim, was arrested by Mumbai police crime branch February
this year and was handed over to CBI as he was declared a
wanted accused in the case.

Feroze has been accused of playing a crucial role in the
landing of arms and explosives used in the explosions.
According to the agency, Feroze transported them to his
residence in suburban Kurla.

After the blasts he allegedly fled to Nepal and using a
bogus Nepali passport under the name Ferozuddin Hamza, he
allegedly traveled to Dubai and Oman too.

According to CBI, Feroze visited Pakistan three times to
meet Dawood. He is also known to be a close aide of Mustafa
Dossa, another accused arrested in the case.
CBI is relying on the evidence of 20 witnesses in their
case against Feroze.

In 2007, special TADA Judge Pramod Kode had convicted 100
accused including actor Sanjay Dutt in connection with the
blasts. Most of them appealed in the Supreme Court, which is
yet to hear them.

Feroze`s trial will be conducted separately before a
special TADA court.

The 1993 bombings were a series of 13 powerful explosions
that took place in Mumbai on 12 March.

PTI