Retired Indian Police Service officer Rakesh Maria, who headed the probe into the 1993 Mumbai blasts welcomed the conviction of six people including terrorists Mustafa Dossa and Abu Salem.

People who hatched the conspiracy with Dawood Ibrahim in Dubai got convicted. It is a good judgement and I am satisfied with it,” Mr Maria, former Mumbai Police Commissioner, said.

Mumbai saw at least 13 blasts on March 12, 1993, which killed 257 people and left some 700 injured.

The targeted locations included Air India building, Bombay Stock Exchange and Zaveri Bazar, among others.

Mustafa Dossa was convicted on charges of conspiracy and murder, and Abu Salem was found guilty of transporting weapons from Gujarat to Mumbai before the blasts.

Rakesh Maria

Mr Maria said the Mumbai Police team who investigated the case did “massive work day and night”.