SC to hear Yakub Memon’s curative petition today

New Delhi, July 21 (ANI): The Supreme Court will today hear the curative petition filed by 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts convict and death row convict Yakub Memon who is currently lodged in the Nagpur central jail.

Memon has been sentenced to death in the March 12, 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.

On July 27th, 2007, Memon was sentenced to death by Justice (Retd) P D Kode, who was then the special judge of the court set up under Terrorists and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act in Mumbai.

However, his sentence was upheld by a Supreme Court bench headed by then Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan on March 21st, 2013. On April 9th this year, a three-member bench headed by Justice A R Dave rejected the review plea of Yakub.

President Pranab Mukherjee had also rejected his mercy petition.

An anti-terror court in Mumbai has issued a warrant to carry out the death sentence against 53-year-old Memon, accordingly which he will be hanged at 7 am on July 30 in Nagpur Central Jail.

The 19993 blasts convict Yakub Memon is likely to be hanged if his petition for mercy is rejected by the Supreme Court.

This will be the first execution related to the 1993 serial blasts, in which over 250 people were killed. (ANI)

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