Mustafa Dosa, one of the convicts of 1993 serial blasts has died in JJ hospital in Mumbai. A day after the CBI sought the death penalty for him, Dossa, who was lodged in Arthur Road jail, was admitted to the JJ Hospital at 3am after complaining of chest pains, sources said, adding that he was suffering from uncontrolled hypertension, diabetes and infection.
The CBI had on Tuesday sought capital punishment for Dossa, arguing that his role in the blasts was “more severe” than that of hanged convict Yakub Memon. Special CBI counsel Deepak Salvi told the special TADA court that”If not for him (and other absconding accused), the crime would never have taken place. The CBI said Dossa was one of the “brains” behind the conspiracy and that his degree of responsibility towards the commission of the crime was the highest.
“Dossa was admitted to the jail ward of the hospital at 3 am,” hospital dean TP Lahane told PTI. Dossa (lodged in Arthur Road Jail) complained of chest pain and had hypertension, diabetes and infection, Lahane added.
Dossa also informed the special Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA) court about his heart condition and said he wanted to undergo a bypass surgery.
Deepak Salvi told the court that, first conspiracy meeting held at Dossas Dubai residence had sowed the first seeds of the conspiracy. Salvi had argued that Dossa was one of the masterminds and was in a position of authority.
“The crime committed by him is of the utmost gravity, heinous, dastardly, diabolical and demonic with no regard towards the country and her citizens, and was carried out pruriently relishing the act of spilling the blood and slaughtering,” Salvi had argued.
As many as 257 people were killed in the coordinated blasts that ripped through the city on 12 March, 1993.