Four more guilty in India blasts case

Oct. 11, 2006 at 11:40 AM
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MUMBAI, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A special court in India Wednesday added four more to the list of those found guilty in the 1993 serial bomb blasts in the financial capital Mumbai.

The rulings bring 39 the number of people convicted for the blasts that killed more than 200 people.

Of the four, Suleiman Mohammad Kasam Ghawte and Yusuf Khan were identified as associates of the prime accused Tiger Memon who remains at large, reports the Press Trust of India.

Ghawte was found guilty of participating in the conspiracy and taking ashore arms and explosives used the blasts.

Khan also was found guilty of transporting weapons but acquitted of participating in the conspiracy due to lack of evidence, the report said.

The two other convicted are both farmers, Rashid Omar Aluware and Abdul Aziz Gharatkar. They were found guilty of complicity in the blasts.

The four face prison terms ranging from five years to life.

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