Supreme Court asks Mumbai blasts convict to file a curative petition on jail term

New Delhi, Aug 29: The Supreme Court today asked a 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts convict Yusuf Mohsin Nulwala to file a curative petition as soon as possible to seek a reduction in his jail term related to the case.

Nulwala was sentenced to five years jail term for his role in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. The five years' jail sentence was upheld by the Supreme Court earlier.

He had moved the apex court seeking a reduction in his sentence from five years to three years. Nulwala, in his petition said that he was wrongly convicted and sentenced to five years jail for possessing a prohibited automatic AK-56 assault rifle while he was shown in possession of a non-prohibited semi-automatic AK-56.

A Division Bench, comprising Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Prafulla C Pant, asked Senior Counsel Harish Salve, appearing for Nulwala, to move the curative petition appropriately to raise new grounds for seeking his reduced sentence.

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