Thursday, July 30, 2015

Yakub Memon Hanged at Last

Yakub Memon Hanged at Last

Nagapur/ New Delhi: Yakub Memon, convict in 1993 Mumbai Bomb Blast case was hanged in Nagapura Central Jail today, (Thursday) 30th July 2015 morning at 7 am.

His last attempt to escape gallows was failed with the Suprme Court Chief Justice H.L. Dattu, rejecting the final plea filed by his lawyers on Wednesday night after Maharastra Governor and President of India rejected his mercy plea.

Yakub was the only death row convict in 1993 Mumbai Blast case.

Earlier on Wednesday, Supreme Court refused to stay the execution saying that there is no 'legal fallacy' in death warrant and Maharashtra Governor also rejected his mercy petition.

President had rejected Yakub's mercy petition on April 11, 2014 which was communicated to him on May 26, 2014.

A three-judge apex court bench headed by Chief Justice had on July 21 rejected Memon's curative petition contending that the grounds raised by him for relief did not fall within principles laid down by the Supreme Court in 2002 in deciding curative pleas.
Memon had claimed he was suffering from schizophrenia since 1996 and has remained behind bars for nearly 20 years, much more than a person serving life term has to spend in jail.

12 coordinated blasts had rocked Bombay, as the city was then known, on March 12, 1993, leaving 257 dead and over 700 injured.

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