12 March 1993 13 serial blasts that rocked Mumbai. Mumbai Serial Blast 1993 | ZNDM NEWS |
March 12, 1993, this is the day on which the country's upheaval rose. The city was rocked by 13 serial blasts. On March 12, 1993, Mumbai, running at a high speed, had a sudden break. The Bombay Stock Exchange building was suddenly shaken and people heard the first explosion of an ear burst.
March 12, 1993, this is the day on which the country's upheaval rose. The city was rocked by 13 serial blasts. On March 12, 1993, Mumbai, running at a high speed, had a sudden break. The Bombay Stock Exchange building was suddenly shaken and people heard the first explosion of an ear burst. Then this process did not stop, 13 blasts after one and not only Mumbai, but the whole country shook. Mumbai was attacked by terror.
On the afternoon of March 12, a blast took place outside the Bombay Stock Exchange building in Mumbai at 1.28 pm, the sound of which was heard for miles. The 29-storey BSE building was shaken. Whatever was there fell and black smoke came out, then the destruction came. There were corpses strewn around, people crying and shouting in fear. At that time, two thousand people were present in the stock market of the country's financial capital. In the basement parking lot, an RDX-laden car exploded through a timer, killing 84 innocent people and injuring about two hundred and fifty. This was the beginning, ten minutes later, a truck exploded in the grain market of Narsi Natha Street. By the time the city was able to understand something, after 50 minutes, there was a blast in the parking lot of Air India building, just a few minutes away from the stock exchange. The explosion was so great that large pits fell on both the floors of the basement. Screams began to echo in the buzzing grain market.
In Mandi, 5 people died and more than 50 bloodshed were lying on the ground. He could not hear the siren of ambulances echoing in the air. He was wondering if there was a relation between these two blasts. There was a deep relationship here, because a few moments later, the bomb had also exploded near Shiv Sena Bhawan at half past two in the day. At that time there was neither a cell phone nor a pager, yet the news spread like wildfire. The blast near Shiv Sena Bhavan killed 4 and injured 50.
Three minutes later the Air India building at Nariman Point exploded and 20 people were killed. The orgy of death was seen in front of Worli's Century Market. A double-decker bus exploded at Century Market in Worli. 5 other buses were also hit by it. Everything including the passenger was burnt to ashes. 113 people were killed in this blast alone. Worli was probably the target at that time, which is why another explosion occurred near the passport office.
For those who see and bear the tragedy, these blasts are like a scary dream. They did not know that in the next one hour, Mumbai was going to be rocked by 6 more blasts. The blast killed three in the Mahim Causeway. Then the market of diamonds and jewels exploded and 17 people were killed. Explosives were placed in an abandoned scooter in Zaveri Bazar. By then, there were seven blasts in an hour and a half. Many parts of Mumbai looked like crematoriums. Five minutes later, the 18th floor of the Sea Rock Hotel in Bandra exploded. Luck was good, no one was harmed, but three minutes later, a blast in a car parked in the parking lot of the Plaza Cinema killed 10 people. For the next seven minutes, there was silence like this, then news came from Juhu. There was a blast in the Sentar Hotel, In which three people were badly injured. Then there was a mild explosion near Sahara Airport. Shortly thereafter, another deadly explosion occurred at the Centaur Hotel near the airport, killing two innocents and another.
By now, the entire picture of Mumbai had changed,
two hours and ten minutes had bled Mumbai, thirteen blasts, 257 deaths and countless wounds, had changed the picture of Mumbai.
About Rs 27 crore worth of property was damaged in this serial blast. After this the investigation of this case started. Special court was set up for hearing. Police filed a charge sheet of around ten thousand pages and produced around 686 witnesses. Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, who was declared the main accused in the case, was also found guilty by actor Sanjay Dutt of possessing a pistol and AK 56 rifle. found
The case was referred to the CBI on 19 November 1993. The hearing of the case started in Mumbai's TADA court on 19 April 1995. Charges were framed against the accused over the next two months. In October 2000, statements of all prosecution witnesses were concluded. In October 2001, the prosecution concluded its plea. The hearing of the case was concluded in September 2003, in September 2006, the court began to deliver its verdict.