Yakub Memon

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Yakub Memon
Born
Yakub Abdul Razak Memon

(1962-07-30)30 July 1962
Died30 July 2015(2015-07-30) (aged 53)
Cause of deathExecution by hanging at 06:35 IST in Nagpur central jail
OccupationChartered Accountant
Criminal statusExecuted by hanging on 30 July 2015
Place - Nagpur Central Jail [1]
Conviction(s)Criminal conspiracy (27 July 2007)[2] (see below for full list)
Criminal penaltyDeath[2] (see below for full list)
Details
CountryIndia
Location(s)Mumbai
Killed257[3]
Injured713[3]
Date apprehended
1994
Imprisoned atNagpur Central Jail

Yakub Abdul Razak Memon (30 July 1962-30 July 2015) was an Indian terrorist[4][5] and chartered accountant,[6] who was convicted over his involvement in the 1993 Bombay bombings by Special Terrorist and Disruptive Activities court on 27 July 2007.[6][7]

Memon is the brother of one of the prime suspects in the bombings, Tiger Memon.[5][8][9] His appeals and petitions for clemency were all rejected and he was executed by hanging on 30 July 2015 at 0500 IST in Nagpur jail.[10][7][11]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Yakub Memon Hanged in Nagpur Jail". Hindustan Times. 30 July 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Yakub Memon to be hanged on 30 July as SC rejects Mumbai blast convict's plea". Firstpost. 21 July 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "BBC NEWS - South Asia - Victims await Mumbai 1993 blasts justice". bbc.co.uk.
  4. Iyengar, Rishi (16 July 2015). "India Moves to Hang Terrorist Yakub Memon Amid Growing Calls to Abolish Death Penalty". Time. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Deepshikha, Ghosh, ed. (22 July 2015). "Yakub Memon to Hang On July 30 for India's Deadliest Terror Attack". NDTV. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Yakub Memon sentenced to death by TADA court". deccanherald.com. 27 July 2007. Archived from the original on 24 February 2009. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Yakub Memon to hang for Mumbai blasts, Supreme Court rejects plea". indiatoday.in. 21 July 2015. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  8. George, Arun (22 July 2015). "Yakub Memon to be hanged: Did the 1993 Mumbai blasts convict pay for being Tiger's brother?". firstpost.com. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  9. Bhatt, Sheela (21 July 2015). "From Rediff Archives: The strange case of Yakub Memon". rediff.com. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  10. "Yakub Memon Hanged in Nagpur Jail". NDTV. 30 July 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  11. Singh, Mohit (26 July 2015). "Yakub Memon – Timeline of legal developments". onelawstreet.com. Retrieved 26 July 2015.