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Published on July 30th, 2015

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Yakub Memon is hanged, 7 hours after turning 53

After over a week of hectic developments in his case, 1993 Bombay blasts convict Yakub Memon was hanged this morning.
by The Editors | editor@themetrognome.in

Just 7 hours after he turned 53, Yakub Memon, convicted for his role in the 1993 serial bomb blasts in Bombay, was hanged to death in Nagpur Central Jail, Maharashtra.

This is the only execution in the case thus far. Yakub was convicted for financing the blasts. His brother and chief planner of the attacks, Tiger Memon, and mastermind Dawood Ibrahim, are still ‘missing’ in connection with the case.

In an unprecedented development late last night, a special bench heard an emergency mercy petition filed by Yakub’s brother, inside the Supreme Court premises till 2 am. However, the decision to execute Yakub Memon was upheld. Accordingly, Yakub was hanged at 7 am at Nagpur Central Jail, where he had been lodged for several years.

Read more about how the decision to hang Yakub was taken here and here.

(Picture courtesy www.sify.com)

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