Four acquitted in 1993 RDX landing case



Valsad: The special TADA court here today acquitted four persons in the 1993 RDX landing case for want of evidence.

Special judge M F Saiyed acquitted Ijju Shaikh, Mammu Mia Panju Mia, Mustafa Majnu and Amir Ali Bandukhwala, who were accused of being involved in the RDX landing off Tatawadi coast in Fansa village of Umargaon taluka in Valsad district.

Ayaz Shaikh, their lawyer, said, "The court held that the charge has not been proved. Further, the court said that confessional statement recorded by then Valsad SP Abhay Chudasama in 2005 is not believable in the absence of material evidence."

Ijju Shaikh was accused of being a right-hand man of fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim, and transporting RDX to a place near Mumbai. Some of the RDX which was used in 1993 Mumbai blasts had landed on Gujarat coast.

PTI