Mumbai blasts accused Yakub Memon to be hanged as SC rejects his curative petition

It would be first execution related to the 1993 serial blasts which claimed 257 lives

GN Bureau | July 21, 2015


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The supreme court has rejected  the curative petition filed by death row convict Yakub Memon who is currently lodged in the Nagpur central jail.Memon has been sentenced to death in the March 12, 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.This will be the first execution related to the 1993 serial blasts, in which 257 people were killed.

An anti-terror court in Mumbai has issued a warrant to carry out the death sentence against 53-year-old Memon, accordingly which he will be hanged at 7 am on July 30 in Nagpur Central Jail.

On July 27th, 2007, Memon was sentenced to death by the special judge of the court set up under Terrorists and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act in Mumbai.

His sentence was upheld by a supreme court bench on March 21st, 2013. On April 9th this year, a three-member bench  rejected the review plea of Yakub. President Pranab Mukherjee had also rejected his mercy petition.

Yakub Memon is the brother of Tiger Memon, one of the prime accused in the blasts case. He was a chartered  accountant by profession. Mild-mannered Memon was the lone conspirator to be caught alive.

Yakub's accounting firm was responsible for maintaining the finances of Tiger Memon's illegal operations. The apex court called him the 'driving force' behind the blast.  Tiger along with  Dawood Ibrahim orchestrated the serial bomb blasts.

Yakub has been convicted of criminal conspiracy for arranging finance for the entire terror operations. He has also been convicted of aiding, abetting and facilitating terror attack. Yakub was in charge of the entire logistics of the operation from arranging flight tickets for the 15 boys who went to Pakistan for training to funding the escape of their family.

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