Yakub Memon to face noose on July 30


New Delhi: Yakub Memon, one of the main accused of the 1993 Mumbai blasts, will be hanged till death on July 30 if the Supreme Court rejects the review petition filed by him. The hearing of the review petition is scheduled to be held on July 21.

Memon will be hanged at Nagpur Jail. The Maharashtra government has already made all the arrangements for hanging him. Earlier in April the Supreme Court had rejected a review plea of Memon against the death penalty.

Last year Yakub Memon’s mercy petition was rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee and his decision was conveyed to the Maharashtra Government. The blasts claimed the lives of nearly 257 people in 13 blasts at several landmarks of Mumbai including Cinema halls, crowded markets.