Yakub’s Wife Urges Govt to Show Leniency


Mumbai: Rahin Memon, the wife of Yakub Memon, the only death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case has urged the government to show leniency and commute her husband’s capital punishment to life term.

“I have full faith in the judiciary. I ask the Government of India for pardon for Yakub so that his death sentence can be commuted,” she said.

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Yakub Memon is scheduled to be hanged on July 30 at Nagpur jail, after his curative petition was rejected by the Supreme Court on Wednesday.