1993 Mumbai Blasts: SC to hear Yakub Memon’s mercy plea tomorrow

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SC hears Yakub Memon's petition to stay execution
SC hears Yakub Memon’s petition to stay execution

The Supreme Court will hear Yakub Memon, the lone death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai serial blast case, final hearing tomorrow. The convict had sought to stay his execution that had already set on July 30.

He had moved the apex court seeking to quash the death warrant against him by the TADA court, claiming that the court could not have issued the warrant when his curative petition was already pending before the Supreme Court.

The petition says that the death warrant issued for his hanging on July 30 was against the principles of natural justice and due process of law were not followed. Earlier, the top court had rejected Yakub’s curative petition on Tuesday.

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Memon was found guilty of planning and financing the Mumbai serial blast. Nearly 260 people were killed in the attack. Yakub Memon is the lone convict whose death sentence was upheld by the Supreme Court. President Pranab Mukherjee had also rejected his mercy petition in May 2014.

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