Yakub Memon, one of the prime accused in the 1993 Mumbai blasts, is likely to be hanged on July 30, the first execution related to the spate of violence that had hit the city, leading the death of over 250 people.
According to reports, the execution will take place if Yakub Memon’s mercy petition is rejected by the Supreme Court, after his appeals against the death sentence were rejected by the apex court and by President Pranab Mukherjee.
Yakub Memon is currently lodged at the Nagpur Central Jail, which reportedly has facilities for hanging.
Yakub Memon, who is a key conspirator with Dawood Ibrahim in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, is one of ten accused who were awarded the death penalty by a special TADA court.
Yakub Memon’s death sentence was earlier upheld by a Supreme Court bench on March 21, 2013.