Hanging days away, wife and daughter meet Yakub Memon in Nagpur prison

On July 21, a three-judge Supreme Court bench had rejected Yakub's curative petition, saying the grounds raised by him do not fall within the principles laid down by the apex court in 2002.

By: PTI | Nagpur | Updated: July 29, 2015 6:12 pm
yakub memon, 1993 Mumbai blast, Yakub Memon bail plea, Yakub memon mercy plea, yakub SC petition, Yakub memon excution order, Yakub memon family, maharashtra news, india news, latest news Tight police security outside Central Jail where 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon is lodged in Nagpur, Maharashtra on Monday. (Source: PTI)

Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, who has sought a stay of execution of his death sentence scheduled for July 30, today spent some time with his family members, including wife and daughter, at the Central Prison here amid tight security.

READ: Yakub Memon moves SC, challenges validity of death warrant

Yakub’s wife Rahin Memon (42), daughter Zubeda (21), accompanied by relatives Iqbal Memon and others, reached Nagpur this morning from Mumbai by train and met him in the high-security jail around 9 am, sources said.

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The family had planned to call on Yakub early this month and had already booked the train tickets on July 4, they said.

Yakub’s meeting with his family members lasted for more than one hour after which they drove away in a private vehicle at around 11 am.

On July 21, a three-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu had rejected Yakub’s curative petition, saying the grounds raised by him do not fall within the principles laid down by the apex court in 2002.

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Immediately after the SC verdict, Yakub moved a mercy plea before the Maharashtra Governor.

Yakub is one of the six convicts awaiting the gallows in the prison here, where his Delhi-based lawyer Subhail Farqooq, city-based advocate Anil Gedam and cousin Usman Memon met him during this week.

Earlier in the day, the 53-year-old death row convict moved the Supreme Court seeking stay of his execution saying that all his legal remedies have not been exhausted.

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  1. N
    Jul 24, 2015 at 10:43 am
    Why always Muslims are made escape goat by Indian political parties for taking political advantage.? Cong hanged Afzal for shunting down the uproar of BJP and Now Yakub is going to be hanged by BJP because of Bihar election is around corner. Why not these terrorists being hanged with Yakub who have blasted and killed many Indians.? 1) Malegaon blast: Lft. Carnal Shrikant, Saint Prigya Thakur 2) Ajmer Dargah Blast: Swami Aseemanand, Indres Kumar (S. Leadar of RSS), Devendr gupta, Shadvi, Sunil Joshi, Sandeep Daange, Ram Chandra kKal Sangra Alias Ramji, Shivam, Lokesh Sharma, Yogi Aditaynath, Samandar 3) Makka Masjid Blast: Swami Aseemanand and his company 4) SAmjhouta Express Blast: Swami Aseemanand and his company 5) Nanderh Blast: RaajKondwar (worn fake Beared, Sherwani, Kurta and Payjaama) 6) Gorakhpur sereal blast: Sasngh Activists 7) Kanpur Blast: Bhupendr singh Chawda and Rajiv mishra (Bajrang Dal activists) 8) Patana Blast: (RSS activists, cought red handed) 9) Maya Kodnani 10) Babu Bajrangi and list goes on.
    1. P
      Paul K
      Jul 23, 2015 at 4:59 pm
      If the bigger two terrotists of the Mumbai serial blast carnage surrendered and are executed, their younger brother can be let to languish in jail for life as a merciful concession, by the SC commuting the hanging punishment.
      1. I
        Jul 23, 2015 at 4:52 pm
        Its interesting that how all these *criminals* you mentioned are all from BJP or their ally. Did you just come out of a opposition party office ? ;) Just asking.
        1. G
          Jul 23, 2015 at 3:58 pm
          I want to see him hanging . Nobody care what his near dear think of . His death penalty must not be averted else the soul of our brother & sister who lost life in blast never forgive us .
          1. P
            Practically Thinking
            Jul 23, 2015 at 4:10 pm
            I totally agree no man can forget the pain and loss, but Another Killing / Execution will never take off the pain from the heart. Yes you are putting an end to a wrong doer but can you correct the wrong with that killing? Does this hanging will put an end to the crime or will correct the criminal minds? Do you want somebody to feel the pain what you felt earlier? do you wish to look at the family crying for them expecting the seconds where life goes away.... what satisfaction you get out of making somebody suffering ??
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