Mumbai, Jul 14: Tuesday’s serial blasts that rocked India’s financial capital stirred painful memories of a similar nightmare the city faced 13 years ago.
For the victims of the 1993 bomb blasts that ripped apart Mumbai, killing more than 300 people and injuring 600, justice is still wanting.
This is because for the past three years, the judgement has not been delivered in this case.
This has now prompted the Central Bureau of Investigation to move an application in court to expedite the process of justice.
In an apparently desperate move, CBI’s former joint director of, Shantanu Sen - who handled the 1993 blasts case - says that the successful investigation was never complemented with delivery of justice.
“Investigation reached out, found out different facets and booked people. It’s the pronouncement of the final order by the court that is pending. And the court is facing an issue; after all TADA is a hard legislation. Court has taken too long, the judgement should have come six months or an year ago,” Sen says.
The CBI hopes that an order will soon be passed against 163 accused and, ironically; Tuesday's blasts that rocked Mumbai might act as a catalyst.
While Abu Salem's extradition remains the high point in this case, CBI feels that a court judgement would have helped them to put pressure on Pakistan to hand over underworld don Dawood Ibrahim - the man responsible for the 1993 blasts, the man who many feel might have a hand in the latest killer blasts to have rocked India's financial capital.