President Pranab Mukherjee shows no mercy, Yakub Memon executed

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday rejected the mercy plea of Yakub Memon crushing all hopes of the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 30, 2015 7:20 am
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President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday rejected the mercy plea of Yakub Memon crushing all hopes of the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict. A few hours later, Memon was hanged at the Nagpur central jail.

Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court court cleared the way for execution of Memon as it dismissed his petition against the death warrant.

A three-judge bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said there was no legal fallacy in issuance of the death warrant on April 30 or dismissal of his curative petition on July 21.

It said all rules were duly complied with in dealing with Yakub’s plea and he was also given adequate notice about impending execution so that he could avail possible legal remedies.

The decision came after Mukherjee held consultations first with Home Minister Rajnath Singh who was later joined by Home Secretary L C Goyal and Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar.

Security across Maharashtra and especially in Mumbai has been beefed up in view of Yakub’s body likely to be brought to the city to be handed over to family members.

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    Farid Khaw
    Jul 29, 2015 at 11:04 pm
    Farid write a comment...jesi karni wesi bharni is bandde ko appne kartootu Ka sadka hai don't sphere
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      Farid Khaw
      Jul 29, 2015 at 11:02 pm
      jesi karni wesi bharni kartootu ka sadqa hai is bandde ko don't sphere...!!!
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      1. Arup Ghosh
        Jul 29, 2015 at 11:17 pm
        What about following Yakub Memon's lawyers move SC seeking a stay on his execution for 14 days
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        1. Arup Ghosh
          Jul 29, 2015 at 11:15 pm
          What about following Yakub Memon's lawyers move SC seeking a stay on his execution for 14 days
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            laxmi
            Jul 30, 2015 at 5:56 am
            Thank God, there is justice in our country!
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