With the prosecution commencing the arguments on the sentence to be awarded to the convicts in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, special public prosecutor Deepak Salvi on Thursday said that out of the six, five people will be getting maximum punishment of death.
“Maximum punishment is death, which has been appealed to the court for these convicts. Maximum punishment, as per 120 (B) of Section 302 and 120 (B) Section 321 of TADA, is death. Under law, five people will be getting maximum punishment of death,” Salvi told media here.
He added that under the extradition law, death punishment is converted to life imprisonment for Abu Salem.
The Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA) court which had convicted extradited gangster, Abu Salem and others in the case began hearing on the quantum of sentence on Monday.
The prosecution while detailing the gravity of the crime said that 273 people had lost their lives while 713 were injured.
Last week the court had convicted extradited gangster, Abu Salem for conspiracy in the Mumbai 1993 blasts case.