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  1. Yakub Memon Timeline: How Mumbai blasts accused sought mercy

Yakub Memon Timeline: How Mumbai blasts accused sought mercy

Death row convict Yakub Memon, the lone 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict, was hanged to death today after his last ditch attempts to get a reprieve failed early this morning in the Supreme Court. Memon was hanged shortly before 7 am at the Central Jail here, top official sources said. Here is a timeline of the last-ditch efforts made by condemned prisoner Yakub Memon to save himself:

By: | Published: July 30, 2015 10:03 AM

Death row convict Yakub Memon, the lone 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict, was hanged to death today after his last ditch attempts to get a reprieve failed early this morning in the Supreme Court. Memon was hanged shortly before 7 am at the Central Jail here, top official sources said. Here is a timeline of the last-ditch efforts made by condemned prisoner Yakub Memon to save himself:

11 AM (July 29) — A 14-page mercy petition written by Yakub Memon is submitted to President Pranab Mukherjee’s office.

4 PM (July 29) — The President sends the mercy petition to Home ministry for necessary action.

8.30 PM — Union Home Minister Rajnath drives to Rashtrapati Bhawan and conveys Government’s decision rejecting Yakub Memon’s mercy petition.

9.15 PM — Union Home Secretary L C Goyal and Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar arrive at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

10.45 PM — President rejects mercy petition of Memon.

10.45 PM — noted lawyers Prashant Bushan and Anand Grover reach residence of Chief Justice of India Justice H L Dattu with a fresh petition seeking stay of death warrant.

11:30 PM —  Other judges arrive at Justice Dattu’s residence.

01.00 AM (July 30) — Scene shifts to residence of senior Supreme Court judge Justice Dipak Misra’s residence.

01.30 AM — Lawyers reach residence of Justice Misra.

01.35 AM — Three judges – Justices Mishra, Prafulla Chandra Pant, Amitava Roy – agree to meet at Supreme Court at 2.30 AM.

02.10 AM – A constable of Nagpur Central Jail hands over a letter to Yakub Memon’s brother at a hotel in Nagpur.

02.30 AM – Judges arrive in the apex court. Hearing deferred as delay in arrival of Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi.

03.20 AM – Hearing on the review petition begins.

04.50 AM – Court rejects the petition.

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