Congress on Wednesday said the sentencing of convicts in the 2006 Mumbai train blasts case was the culmination of "pointed, precise and prompt action" by the then Vilasrao Deshmukh government and "strongest and quickest" steps by the former Manmohan Singh dispensation.
Five persons were today sentenced to death and seven others imprisoned for life by a special court for the serial blasts on Mumbai local trains in 2006 that left 189 commuters dead and over 800 injured.
Gangster Abu Salem has denied in his statement before the TADA court here that he went to the house of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt and gave him two AK-47 rifles and hand grenades prior to the 1993 Mumbai blasts.
Chief Justice of India HL Dattu has asked the authorities to strengthen the security of Justice Dipak Misra, who has received a threat to his life over the hanging of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon.
The death warrant of 1993 serial blasts convict Yakub Memon was executed after completing necessary judicial procedures and he had exhausted all available legal and constitutional remedies, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told the Assembly on Thursday.
Yakub Abdul Razzak Memon, the lone death row convict in the March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, was hanged in the Nagpur Central Jail early Thursday, after a prolonged legal battle that continued till barely a couple of hours before his execution.