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Mumbai, May 9: All the 23 accused who were acquitted by a special TADA court here of their involvement in the 1993 serial blasts case were formally set free on Wednesday.

Three of the accused were, however, not present in the court despite of being previously intimated.

The three persons who were not present were Hanifa Abdul Razak Memon, matriach of the Memon family who is physically unfit, Devidas Ghule and Mohammed Ahmed Mansoor Shoaib Ahmed.

The twenty persons set free by the court on Wednesday include Suleiman Memon, brother of prime accused Tiger Memon and Raheen Memon, wife of another accused Yakub Memon.

The others are Ashfaq Havaldar, Moinuddin Abdul Qadar, Shakeel Shahabuddin Shaikh, Anant Bhoir, Fasal Rehman Abdul Khan, Ismail Patel, Krishna Mokal, Krishna Pingle, Manohar More, Mansoor Ahmed Qureshi, Ruksana Zariwala, Ismail Qadri, Shaikh Babulal Kasam Shaikh, Sultan-e-Romgul, Ajay Marwah, Abdul Aziz Qadar, Mohammed Iqbal Ibrahim and Mohammed Ibrahim Khan.

All the 123 accused, including actor Sanjay Dutt, who is among the 100 convicted in the case, had been summoned to the court on Wednesday.


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