SC Dismisses Yakub Memon”s Curative Petition


New Delhi: The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday dismissed the curative petition of sole death row convict Yakub Abdul Razak Memon in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.

 Yakub Memon, who is currently lodged in the Nagpur central jail, wad on July 27, 2007 sentenced to death by Justice (Retd) P D Kode, who was then the special judge of the court set up under the 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 21, 2013. On April 9 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.