Mumbai serial blasts case convict, Mustafa Dossa, died in Mumbai on Wednesday. He was admitted to the JJ Hospital earlier in the day, after he complained of chest pain.
“Dossa was admitted to the jail ward of the hospital at 3 am,” said, Hospital dean, TP Lahane.
Reportedly, Dossa had complained of chest pain and had uncontrolled hypertension, diabetes and infection, he said.
The CBI on Tuesday, had sought capital punishment for Dossa, arguing that his role in the blasts was “more severe” than that of hanged convict Yakub Memon.
It said that Dossa was one of the “brains” behind the conspiracy and he was the most responsible convict in the blast.
On June 16, the court had convicted five accused, including Dossa and Abu Salem, under the charges of murder, conspiracy and sections of now repealed TADA.
The several co-ordinated blasts happened on March 12, 1993, which killed 257 people.
The court had acquitted another accused Abdul Quayyum of all charges.