Apex Court to hear Yakub’s plea on Tuesday


New Delhi: The Apex Court on Monday adjourned the case of  Yakub Memon, the main convict in 1993 serial Blasts in Bombay. Yakub has challenged the Maharashtra government ordering the death warrant before his curative petition was heard by the Supreme Court. Attorney General representing the Maharashtra government said the petition by Memon should be dismissed as he has exhausted all his legal remedies and even his mercy petition has been dismissed by the President and Maharashtra Governor.

On July 15, the Maharashtra government had decided to execute Memon on July 30.Memon was sentenced to death by a designated TADA court in 2007, after being found guilty of criminal conspiracy.Memon is convicted for criminal conspiracy under Section 120-B of the IPC, aiding, abetting and facilitating a terrorist act, illegal possession and transportation of arms and ammunition and possessing explosives with intent to endanger lives.

In March 2013, the apex court had rejected Memon’s appeal against conviction by TADA court. In May 2014, then President rejected Memon’s mercy petition and in April 2015, the Supreme Court rejected Memon’s review petition against conviction and sentence. According to investigating agency, Tiger Memon got Yakub involved in planning and plotting the serial blasts that killed at least 257 people and injured about 700 on March 12, 1993.