Family Arrives to Meet Yakub Memon in Nagpur


Nagpur: The March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Abdul Razzak Memon, who is likely to go to the gallows on July 30, will meet his family members on Thursday. Yakub’s family arrived in Nagpur this morning.

Once named as the best chartered accountant by the Memon community, Yakub, the most high-profile convict in the March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, will hang for acts of terror and mayhem after the Supreme Court rejected his curative plea on Tuesday.

The brother of Ibrahim alias Tiger Memon, the chief conspirator of the 13 blasts which hit the country’s commercial capital that afternoon of March 12, 1993, Yakub Memon, 53, is lodged in the Nagpur Central Jail and will be the first and only accused in the case to go the gallows.

As per indications, the state government has given the go-ahead to hang him inside the jail premises on July 30 – closing a chapter 23 years after the terror attacks permanently scarred Mumbai. Tiger, 52, is considered to be a close aide of the absconder mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar, and both are declared “wanted absconders” in the same case.

Yakub, the third of six sons of the Abdul Razzak Memon, turned out to be most highly-educated in the Memon family. He studied in an English medium school, later acquired a B.Com degree and then qualified as a chartered accountant in 1990.