While the Nagpur jail authorities have made arrangements to send the dreaded 1993 serial blast guilty Yakub Memon to gallows, he has started accepting the fact that he has to die for his misdeeds. However, he has stopped eating anything and suffering from insomnia. Meanwhile on Thursday morning, Yakub’s wife along with their daughter and his sister in law arrived Nagpur, probably to see him for one last time.
The members who arrived this morning from Duronto Express included Yakub’s wife Raheen Memon, daughter Zubeida, 2 sister-in-law along with one more person who identity could be established. The signs of worries were evident from all of Yakub’s family members as they visited Nagpur jail where he has been kept in ‘Anda’ cell, separate from other inmates.
As Yakub discarded food and could not sleep, psychiatrists were brought in to console him. But that proved to be of no avail. The psychiatrists attending him informed that after the Supreme Court upheld his death sentence, he was angry. He used to ask when and where he would be hanged. But later he would pacify himself saying why fear one’s own death. ‘Jobhi kiyaa soch samajh kar kiyaa’ (Whatever I did was with full understanding). Once he was assigned to teach language to his jail inmates. But now he is in the ‘Anda’ cell and is not allowed to mix with the jail inmates. His condition was similar when he was in the Arthur road jail in Mumbai. He is passing through bouts of depression due to loneliness. But he is not at all repentant of whatever he has done. He is ready to embrace death, said psychiatrists attending on him.
Yakub was so much brainwashed into the barbaric acts he committed by organizing serial bomb blasts in Mumbai that he is not at all repentant and still feels that whatever he did was justified. Yakub did not commit terror acts out of indignation or due to mental perversity. He was well aware of the consequences of his action, said the psychiatrists who treated him for several years. He was shifted to Nagpur central jail in 2007 but he had lost his mental balance when he was in the Arthur road jail, Mumbai. He was also treated at J J hospital for mental illness. But on being shifted to Nagpur, he did not suffer from any mental illness. But still the psychiatrists used to regularly examine him. Yakub who always kept quiet used to open his heart to the psychiatrists.