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Lawyers hail judgement

Top lawyers here hailed the Supreme Court verdict upholding the death sentence of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case while commuting the death sentence of 10 others but also said action needs to be taken on his absconding brother Tiger Memon.

Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said he is glad the death sentence of Memon has been upheld by the apex court. ‘This should send out a message to Yakub’s brother Tiger and Dawood Ibrahim, who are believed to be hiding in Pakistan,’ he said.

Advocate Farhana Shah, who defended a maximum number of accused in the case, said it is a relief that the death penalties of most of her clients have been commuted to life sentences. ‘Even as the judgment came after 20 years, I am glad that the death sentences of the convicts have been commuted to life imprisonment,’ she said.

Another defence lawyer Subhash Kanse said the verdict should be accepted with due respect. Noted criminal lawyer Majid Memon, who is also the counsel of actor Sanjay Dutt, hailed the verdict.
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