Yakub Memon hanged at Nagpur jail, body scheduled to arrive in Mumbai after post-mortem
Yakub Memon, the lone 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict facing gallows, was hanged to death on Thursday after his last ditch attempts to get a reprieve failed early this morning in the Supreme Court. Memon was hanged shortly before 7am at the Central Jail here, top official sources said.
Earlier, a three judge Bench of the court, which heard the matter for an hour starting 3.30 am, said it would be a “travesty of justice” to stay the death warrant. The Bench said ample opportunities were given to Yakub Memon to avail all remedies before court and executive. The case was heard inside the Supreme Court in what was an unprecedented day for the Indian judiciary.