Published On : Wed, Jul 15th, 2015

Yakub Memon To Be Hanged On July 30 If SC Rejects Mercy Petition: Report

Nagpur: One of the prime accused in the March 12, 1993 Mumbai serial bombs expolison, Yakub Memon will be hanged on July 30 for his role in the terror blasts, officials sources said on Wednesday.

Memon, 53, was awarded the death sentence by a Special TADA Court in Mumbai in 2007 for his role of arranging for finances for the carrying out the 13 serial blasts which left 257 dead and over 700 injured across the city.

The sources said he will be hanged in Nagpur Central Jail, where he is currently lodged, following the recent rejection of his mercy petition by the president, an official, who declined to be identified, said.

Subsequently, Memon – the brother of one of the main absconding accused Tiger Memon – appealed against the sentence in the Bombay High Court, Supreme Court and later filed a mercy petition with the president.

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