Black Friday - The True Story of the Bombay Bomb Blasts

Black Friday - The True Story of the Bombay Bomb Blasts

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Author: S. Hussain Zaidi
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 288
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0143028219


In Black Friday, S Hussain Zaidi takes us into the heart of the conspiracy and the massive investigation that ensued. A product of four years of meticulous research, the book gives chilling insights.

On the afternoon of 12 March 1993, a series of explosions cut a swathe through Bombay, spreading terror and destruction over a period of two hours. Starting from the landmark Bombay Stock Exchange in the south of the city during the crowded lunch hour, the blasts extended all the way across to Centaur Hotel, Juhu, in the north. The toll: 257 killed or missing, 713 injured, and a city in shambles.

This study gives a chilling account of the criminal mind as revealed in Zaidi's interviews with the close associates of some of India's most notorious names-Dawood Ibrahim and Tiger Memon, among other-and reveals the true dimensions of the macabre plan that spanned several countries and had been months in the making.

The characters we meet are compelling: the terrorists, the corrupt law enforcement agents who abetted the plot, the investigators who would stop at nothing, and, above all, the people of Bombay, of whose resilient spirit this book is a celebration.



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1. The Beginning
2.The Conspiracy
3. The Preparations
4. The Final Plan
5.The Worst Day
6. The Days After
7. On the Run
8. The Investigation Continues
9. Enter Bollywood
10. Prize Catches
11. The Other Teams
12. The Trial Begins
13. Yaqub Memon
14. The Helping hand
15. The Case Continues
16. Retaliation
17. Life after Death