Yakub Memon, one of the prime accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blast, would be the first to be hanged in connection with the terror blast. He would be hanged till death at Nagpur Central Jail on July 30, if the Supreme Court turns down his mercy plea, on July 21.
The 53-year-old was awarded the death sentence by a Special TADA Court in Mumbai in 2007, for his role in arranging finances for carrying out the 13 serial blasts which left 257 dead and over 700 injured, across the city.
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis said that, the state government would follow the directives given by the Supreme Court over the execution of 1993 Mumbai blasts prime accused Yakub 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,” he said.
Yakub, brother of one of the main accused Tiger Memon, who was a key conspirator with Dawood Ibrahim, in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, is one the of ten accused who were awarded the death penalty by a special TADA court. Memon’s death sentence was earlier upheld by a Supreme Court bench on March 21, 2013.