7 days to execution, Yakub Memon meets wife and daughter

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Yakub Memon meets wife and daughter

Yakub Memon today met his family members including his wife and daughter, at the Nagpur Central Jail. His meeting with the family could be the last if his execution performs at the scheduled date i. e. July 30.

Yakub’s wife Rahin Memon and daughter Zubeda was accompanied by relatives Iqbal Memon and others. They reached Nagpur this morning from Mumbai by train and met him in the high-security jail around 9 am, says media reports.

Earlier, Yakub Memon had moved Supreme Court, seeking to quash the death warrant against him by the TADA court. Yakub Memon’s petition has claimed that the TADA 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. The top court had rejected Yakub’s curative petition on Tuesday.

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 rejected his mercy petition in May 2014.


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