Tuesday, July 21, 2015

1993 #Mumbai blasts mastermind #YakubMemon to be hanged on July 30th

The Supreme Court of India today dismissed the curative petition of 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts mastermind Yakub Memon with in five minutes.

Yakub Memon is the only convict sentenced to death for his role in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case. His execution will take place on July 30th at Nagpur's Central Jail.

President Pranab Mukherjee turned down Memon's mercy plea last year.The Supreme Court  upheld Yakub's death penalty while commuting the sentences of 11 others to life imprisonment.
The accused No. 1 in the Mumbai serial blasts, Menom's role was proved for being part of the conspiracy, financing the operation through a co-accused Mulchand Shah and his firms, arranging air tickets to fly to Dubai and then Pakistan for six other accused in the case.

He has also been found guilty of purchasing vehicles which were used in the blasts and possessing arms and ammunitions, thus leading to his conviction under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, the TADA Act, Explosive Substances Act, and other laws.

On July 27, 2007, Memon was first awarded the death sentence by then Special Judge P. D. Kode of the Special TADA Court in Mumbai.