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Mumbai, Sep 7: Convicts will get set-off for the time they have served in jail: Ujjwal, Public Prosecutor on 1993 Mumbai Blasts case sentence.

“Portugal doesn’t have death sentence. We cannot give him death sentence because of the extradition treaty,” he said.

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Abu Salem and 4 other convicts reach court for quantum of sentence hearing in 1993 blast case. A special Terrorist and Disruptive Activity (TADA) Court will pronounce the quantum of sentence against all the convicts of the 1993 Mumbai Bomb Blasts Case shortly, on Thursday.

The court had convicted six people, including the mastermind of the attack Mustafa Dosa and Abu Salem on June 16 this year.

Arguments over the degree of sentences continued after the conviction in June and concluded on August 10.

All the accused were facing multiple charges like criminal conspiracy, waging war against the government and murder of people.

This was the second leg of the trial - in the first leg that concluded in 2007, the TADA court had convicted 100 accused in the case, while 23 people were acquitted.

Ahead of the hearing which will pronounce the quantum of sentence of the accused in the 1993 Mumbai blasts, Advocate Deepak Salvi has indicated that most of the convicts are likely to get death sentences.

The sentence for Abu Salem can differ as he was extradited from Portugal.

“Portugal doesn’t have death sentence. We cannot give him death sentence because of the extradition treaty,” he said.

The Mumbai blast of March 12, 1993, resulted in 257 fatalities and over 700 were injured. The attacks were planned by Dawood Ibrahim, India's 'most wanted' fugitive who also has his name prominently figuring on the 'most wanted' lists of the US and the Interpol.

News24Bureau with Agencies