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Yakub Memon’s hanging: The last 18 hours of his life

Time line of last-ditch efforts made by condemned prisoner Yakub Memon, convicted of 1993 Mumbai blasts, who was hanged in Nagpur jail this morning.

Yakub Memon, Yakub memon hanged, Yakub memon death penalty,  Yakub memon news, Yakub Memon hanging, Yakub memon dead, Yakub memon nagpur jail, Yakub memon mumbai blasts, India news In this Sept. 18, 1993 photo, Yakub Memon is taken back to a jail in a police vehicle after he was allowed to visit his Mahim residence in Mumbai. (Source: Indian Express Archive)

Time line of last-ditch efforts made by condemned prisoner Yakub Memon, convicted of 1993 Mumbai blasts, who was hanged in Nagpur jail this morning.

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11 AM (July 29) – A 14-page mercy petition written by Memon is submitted to President Pranab Mukherjee’s office.

4 PM (July 29) – The President sends the mercy petition to Home ministry for necessary action.

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8.30 PM – Union Home Minister Rajnath drives to Rashtrapati Bhawan and conveys Government’s decision rejecting Memon’s mercy petition.

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9.15 PM – Union Home Secretary L C Goyal and Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar arrive at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

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10.45 PM – President rejects mercy petition of Memon.

10.45 PM – noted lawyers Prashant Bushan and Anand Grover reach residence of Chief Justice of India Justice H L Dattu with a fresh petition seeking stay of death warrant.

11:30 PM –  Other judges arrive at Justice Dattu’s residence.

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01.00 AM (July 30) – Scene shifts to residence of senior Supreme Court judge Justice Dipak Misra’s residence.

01.30 AM – Lawyers reach residence of Justice Misra.

01.35 AM — Three judges – Justices Mishra, Prafulla Chandra Pant, Amitava Roy – agree to meet at Supreme Court at 2.30 AM.

02.10 AM – A constable of Nagpur Central Jail hands over a letter to Memon’s brother at a hotel in Nagpur.

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02.30 AM – Judges arrive in the apex court. Hearing deferred as delay in arrival of Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi.

03.20 AM – Hearing on the review petition begins.

04.50 AM – Court rejects the petition.

First published on: 30-07-2015 at 14:55 IST
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