1993 Mumbai serial blasts: Yakub Memon likely to be hanged on July 30

Yakub Memon's mercy petition was rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee in April

Written by Rashmi Rajput | New Delhi | Updated: July 29, 2015 6:19 pm
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1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon is likely to be hanged on July 30 if his curative petition for mercy is rejected by the Supreme Court on July 21. This will be the first execution related to the 1993 serial blasts, in which over 250 people were killed.

Confirming the development, sources from the Home Ministry have said that the tentative date is July 30. The ministry is awaiting the curative petition hearing in the Supreme court, the source said.

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The Maharashtra Government has initiated proceedings for his hanging and has informed the Nagpur Jail authorities were Memon is being held to prepare for his final walk to the gallows.

“We have been following the Supreme Courts Directives in this regard. All actions being taken are as per the rules laid down by the SC,” Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said.

In March last year, the SC had confirmed the death sentence awarded to Memon by a Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (prevention) Act court, holding him guilty of being the “driving spirit” behind the blasts that killed 257 people and over 700 others injured , while commuting the death sentence awarded to 10 others to life imprisonment till their death.

A three-judge bench led by Justice Anil R Dave dismissed the review petition by Memon after holding there was no ground to interfere with the judgement to hand out capital punishment to him. Memon’s only legal remedy, a curative petition against this judgement is pending before the Supreme Court and will be heard on July 21.

The CBI had claimed that Memon was arrested from Delhi. However, the family claims that he had willingly returned and turned himself in.

There have discordant notes int he legal circle about giving the death penalty to an individual who had turned himself in.

President Pranab Mukherjee had in April rejected Memon’s mercy petition of Memon and the decision was left to the Maharashtra government for fixing the execution date.

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    khan
    Jul 15, 2015 at 3:02 pm
    How you can say to leave India to 15% people ,it's time you have to leave India means south stan
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      khan
      Jul 15, 2015 at 3:06 pm
      Talk of India leave rest of the world where cow is allowed to eat
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      khan
      Jul 15, 2015 at 3:04 pm
      When last Hindu was hanged. Does any one remembers
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        Kiran
        Jul 15, 2015 at 1:17 pm
        BJP govt has done a very great thing..... My salute to Narendra and Devendra. I hope now the muslim jihadist and terror organisation will learn from this and think 'n' times before committing any terror attacks.
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          Kabeer khan
          Jul 15, 2015 at 3:19 pm
          Sorry folks, i agree with all you that even if person is hindu or muslim, he should be given such treatment so that others would learn a lesson and not dare to get involved in this kind of activity. I have changed my mind now and he should be hanged
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            Amartya Sinha
            Jul 15, 2015 at 3:19 pm
            Hey man..u r an stani citizen. Its quite evident from ur comments. For muslims a separate country has already been given. Why don't u people go nd live there? Jinnah asked for it nd we carved out a part of our landm nd gave birth to stan. If stan is an Islamic republic..then Jndia shud b a Hindu republic on the mere basis of rationalism. And if one talks about a 'secular republic'..then both the countries shud merge with each other nd form a secular republic. But a 'Secular India' nd a 'Islamic stan' doesn't make sense anyway. Those 15% muslims (about whom u r talking about)..we did mercy on them nd didn't push them to stan (because we Hindus believe in Hinduism). We respect all religions. But have Muslims ever glven us the same respect nd luv..which we gave them?
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              Amartya Sinha
              Jul 15, 2015 at 3:10 pm
              KADAR MOHIUDDIN, u sound more like an accomplice of Yakub Menon when u p such terrorist like comments on public forum. Its very shameful.
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                Amartya Sinha
                Jul 15, 2015 at 4:28 pm
                No one. :-)
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