Yakub Memon: A chartered accountant and younger brother of Tiger Memon

Accusing Memon of criminal conspiracy, the police claimed he had arranged funds for the 1993 blasts.

Written by ZEESHAN SHAIKH | Mumbai | Updated: July 29, 2015 6:19 pm
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Yakub Memon, one of six children of Abdul Razak and Hanifa Memon, grew up in Byculla, in central Mumbai. An average student, Memon scored 70 per cent in the state secondary board exams and went on to complete his Masters in Commerce from Burhani College of Commerce & Arts, even as his elder brother, Ibrahim Memon alias Tiger, was making his mark in the Mumbai underworld.

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He enrolled as a student of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in 1986 and become a certified chartered accountant four years later. By then, his family’s fortunes had started to improve, as Tiger Memon expanded his illegal activities.

Memon, however, claimed that he did not know about his brother’s dealings. He set up a firm with a friend, Chaitanya Mehta, called “Mehta and Memon Associates”.

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According to the police, Memon used to handle Tiger Memon’s account books. Accusing Memon of criminal conspiracy, the police claimed he had arranged funds for the 1993 blasts.

Days before the blasts, Memon and his family left the city. The vehicles used for the blasts were later traced to his family. Memon’s family moved to Dubai first and then to Pakistan. Memon, however, returned to India 18 months later.

The CBI claimed that he had been arrested from the New Delhi railway station on August 5, 1994. Memon, however, claimed he willingly gave himself up in Nepal on July 28,1994.

Seven other members of his family also surrendered to the authorities.

The TADA court sentenced Memon to death in July 2007. His appeals against the verdict were rejected by the Supreme Court and his mercy petition was declined by the President.

“I am a good citizen. I have tried to help the government in whatever small manner that I could. In fact, when the case comes to its logical end, the truth will unravel. Everybody will come to know about my humble effort and sacrifice,” Memon wrote in a letter to the Chief Justice of India in July 1999.

Giving details about his chartered accountancy firm, he wrote: “We were doing very well. We had about 200 files. We were handling Income Tax, sales tax, audit and accounts management of these clients…”

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  1. M
    Jul 16, 2015 at 9:07 am
    257 people died and more than 700 injured in Bombay blast.
    1. A
      Aug 15, 2015 at 2:56 pm
      Free Muslimdesh zindabad
      1. A
        Aug 15, 2015 at 2:56 pm
        We Muslims are confirming that are no more eager to live with hindus togather as we are a complete different nation. We want a free Muslim state "Islamic Republic Muslimdish"
        1. B
          baba thugdev
          Jul 20, 2015 at 12:45 pm
          It is good that government is trying to bring justice to victims of blast but when will they also bring justice to the scores of innocent people who got murdered in riots after riots. The power of nation is not defined by who it can kill but how effectively it can protect its weakest. Shame on us for failing do so year after year.
          1. D
            Jul 29, 2015 at 5:45 pm
            Shameless propaa in favor of convicted terrorist.
            1. G
              Jul 16, 2015 at 3:24 pm
              IE, how cleverly trying to create public sympathy for memon!
            2. I
              Jul 16, 2015 at 7:04 am
              Hey dumbo zeeshan, When court had found memos guilty, it should not be called accused. If police arrest you for aiding terrorists now, you can call yourself accused. Peace
              1. G
                George Cruz
                Jul 16, 2015 at 7:37 pm
                Yakub Memon was involved in heinous act of terror and killing many innocent people. One has to questions, Where is justice for the innocent people who got killed because of this Islamic Jihadi Yakub Memon???? The Indian government should have hanged this long time ago.
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