Mustafa Dossa, 1993 Mumbai blasts convict, dies of heart attack

Dossa who was lodged in Arthur Road jail complained of chest pain and had uncontrolled hypertension, diabetes and infection, JJ Hospital dean TP Lahane said.

Published: 28th June 2017 11:34 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th June 2017 04:16 PM   |  A+A-

Mumbai serial blasts case convict Mustafa Dossa. | PTI File Photo

By Express News Service

MUMBAI: Gangster Mustafa Dossa who was recently convicted by a special Terrorism and Disruptive Activities Act (TADA) court for his role in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, died here Wednesday a day after the CBI demanded the death penalty for him.

He died of a heart attack, sources said.

Dossa, who had undergone a bypass surgery while in jail, was admitted to J J hospital at 1 pm on Tuesday night after he complained of chest pain.

He was reportedly suffering from uncontrolled hypertension and infection in the chest apart from diabetes. After being treated for about three hours, he was sent back to jail, hospital sources said.

Dossa oversaw the landing of arms and explosives, which were used in the 1993 blast that killed 257 people and injured 717.

During a hearing on his sentence on Tuesday, the prosecution had demanded the death penalty for him, which affected his health, police sources said.

Dossa was lodged in the Arthur Road jail since his arrest in Delhi on March 20, 2003.

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