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1993 blasts: Ex-customs man Thapa convicted

Last updated on: November 28, 2006 13:33 IST
A former customs official was on Tuesday found guilty by the TADA court for facilitating smuggling of arms and explosives in 1993 serial bomb blasts in the city.

Som Nath Thapa, former additional collector, customs (preventive), was found guilty of non-interference in smuggling of arms and explosives under section 3 (3) of TADA (P) Act and of 120
B of the Indian Penal Code despite knowing the designs of prime accused Tiger Memon and other accused.

He was also found guilty of intentionally aiding Dawood Ibrahim aide Tiger Memon.

Despite Thapa not giving a confession, the oral evidence as well as confessions by other accused were accepted as evidence against him.
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