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1993 Mumbai blasts case: Lawyer seeks lighter sentence to Abu Salem

Lawyer said Salem spent 15 yrs in jail & contended that he cannot be kept in jail beyond 25 years

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Abu salem
Abu Salem

The of 1993 serial blast convict on Monday began his arguments and sought lesser sentence to the extradited before the special Salem's Sudeep Passbola told the court that some of the convicts, sentenced in the first set of trial, were awarded eight years imprisonment for the offence committed which was similar to what Salem was tried for. The said Salem has been in jail for the last 15 years, contending his detention period should be counted since the time he was detained in in 2002. The said he was entitled to a set-off as the says that he cannot be kept in jail for over 25 years. The court will continue to hear the arguments tomorrow. The had on June 16 convicted six persons and acquitted one in the case.

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First Published: Mon, July 10 2017. 23:50 IST