One of the prime accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case Yakub Memon is all set to be hanged on July 30. The Supreme Court while hearing his final mercy plea has dismissed his curative petition .
Earlier: The Supreme Court was to hear the curative petition of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, a death row convict in the March 12, 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. The scheduled hearing is the last attempt of Memon to escape the gallows. If the apex court rejects Memon’s curative petition, the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict is expected to be hanged on July 30.
It will be the first execution in the 1993 blasts case. A chartered accountant, Memon is currently lodged in the Nagpur Central Jail. A family member of Memon recently met him at the high security prison.
Yakub’s cousin Usman Memon, accompanied by a local lawyer, arrived at the Central Prison in the afternoon.
The 53-year-old Memon, whose mercy plea was rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee in April this year, filed his second review petition before the SC.
Earlier, amid reports that Yakub will be hanged this month end, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that the state government would follow the directives given by the Supreme Court over the execution of Memon.
“The Supreme Court has made a decision on this issue. Whatever directives will be given by the court, the Maharashtra Government will act according to that. We will provide more information on this matter when the time is right,” said Fadnavis.