Published On : Thu, Jul 30th, 2015

Ajmal Kasab’s Hangman hanged Yakub Memon too!

Both were lone convicts in their respective crimes

Nagpur: Occurrence of certain coincidences are really mysterious. The hangman/ constable from Yerwada Prison, Pune, who had hanged Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab, the lone convict of 26/11 Mumbai attacks about 3 years ago, had coincidentally hanged Yakub Memon, the lone convict in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, on Thursday, July 30, in Central Prison, Nagpur.

The hangman (jallad), whose name is concealed for security reasons, was brought at Central Prison here, a week ago, as a part of twenty-member team of prison staff from Yerwada Prison, Pune.

It may be recalled here that the same hangman had pulled the lever to hang Kasab on November 21, 2012 in Yerwada Prison.
The Yerwada Prison superintendent, Yogesh Desai, who had supervised the team during hanging of Ajmal Kasab in Yerwada Prison, was transferred to Central Prison Nagpur a couple of months ago, to complete the process of Yakub Memon’s hanging.


  • The hangman executed hanging with ‘clinical precision’, said Prison officials.
  • Another constable brought from Yerwada to train two others here in order to assist the hangman, The members of execution-team drilled perfectly on the execution-platform in the Fansi-yard here.
  • The hanging facility is available only in Nagpur and Yerwada prisons in entire Maharashtra state with all required equipment.
  • The earlier execution in Nagpur Central Prison was carried out in year 1984 when two convicted brothers from Amravati were to be hanged for the charge of murder.