1993 Mumbai serial bomb blast terror convict Rubina Suleman Memon’s petition asking for release on furlough has been rejected by the Bombay High Court, reports PTI.
“We are not inclined to release the petitioner (Rubina) on furlough as she had been convicted by a TADA court for her involvement in terrorist activities,” said a bench of Justice V K Tahilramani and A M Badar in a recent judgement.
Rubina was sentenced to life imprisonment along with three other family members by a Mumbai TADA Court in 2006, while her husband Suleman was acquitted due to lack of evidence. Her brother-in-law, Yakub Memon, was sentenced to death on terror charges.
Rubina is also the sister-in-law of Tiger Memon, who is believed to be living in Pakistan and one of the prime conspirators of the serial blasts that had rocked the city in March, 1993, claiming 257 lives and injuring more than 700.
Rubina, currently lodged in Pune’s Yerwada prison, had applied to jail authorities for furlough leave on January 22, 2015. However, her plea was rejected on January 15, 2016. Aggrieved, she filed an appeal which was dismissed in May this year.
Thereafter, she moved the High Court by a writ petition seeking furlough leave, which was rejected last week.