Updates: Memon hanged in Nagpur, buried in Mumbai

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Nagpur/Mumbai/New Delhi, July 30: Yakub Memon, one of the key conspirators in the deadly 1993 Bombay blasts, was hanged to death on Thursday, July 30 in Nagpur Central jail.

The TADA court had fixed July 30 as the date of hanging. Memon's lawyers had petitioned the Supreme Court of India at midnight seeking a stay on the execution.

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They had contended that Memon cannot be hanged for a period of 14 days after a mercy petition was decided. The Chief Justice of India constituted a three member judge bench and hearing commenced at around 3.30 am. [SC seals fate of Yakub Memon]

Also read: Yakub Memon hanged: 5 things Supreme Court told at late night hearing

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5.40 pm: Yakub Memon has been buried. He was hanged to death for his role in the 1993 blasts which killed over 200 innocents.

5.00 pm: A constable from the Yerwada jail who hanged Kasab was the one who hanged Yakub Memon as well. He has been in the Nagpur jail for a week.

4.41 pm: Yakub Memon's body has been taken to the Bada Kabaristan. He will be buried there.

4.05 pm: The intelligence bureau has issued an alert stating that some elements may try and attack the three supreme court judges who issued the final verdict on Yakub Memon, this morning. This has promoted the police in Delhi to step up their security.

3.11 pm: Over a 1000 people have gathered at Mahim, Mumbai and will offer Namaz ahead of Yakub Memon's funeral.

2.50 pm: Exact time of Yakub Memon's hanging was 6.35 am. He was declared dead at 7.05 am. Meanwhile, the police has appealed to people not to raise slogans outside Yakub Memon's house.

2.27 pm: At least 450 persons have been taken into preventive custody ahead of Yakub Memon's funeral.

1.55 pm: A massive crowd has gathered outside the residence of Yakub Memon. His body was brought to Mahim a while ago. As per the information available the funeral is likely to be held at 4.30 pm.

1.27 pm: Yakub Memon's body arrives at his Mahim residence.

1.02 pm: Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria reaches Yakub Memon's Mahim (Mumbai) residence.

1.00 pm: Chief Minister of Maharashtra is expected to make a statement on the Yakub Memon hanging at 2 PM today. The statement would be made on the floor of the assembly. The statement would just aim to convey that the execution has taken place and all procedures had been followed.

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12.35 pm: The Mumbai Police have issued a circular banning photography and videography during the funeral of Yakub Memon.

The police state photography of any sort will be banned between 11 am and 11 PM today. Photography has been banned during the transportation of the corpse.

12.17 pm: The body of Yakub Memon has reached Mumbai. Tight security is in place and the police have now taken in nearly 450 persons into preventive custody.

11.45 am: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to speak on Yakub Memon's hanging in Vidhan Sabha at 2 PM

11.37 am: Mahim in Mumbai remains shut as body of Yakub Memon expected to arrive.

11.04 am: Police Commissioner of Mumbai is supervising all security arrangements. He has reached the home of Yakub Memon at Mahim where he is inspecting the security arrangements. The police has taken more persons into custody. In total 405 persons have now been taken into preventive custody.

10.50 am: Flight carrying Yakub Memon 's body expected to reach Mumbai by 12.30 pm

10.20 am: Yakub Memon's body will be taken to Mumbai and would be accompanied by 7 of his family members

9.32 am: The Mumbai Police have started taking preventive action in the wake of the Yakub Memon hanging. Around 300 persons have been taken into preventive custody. This is a preventive measure as we do not want any law and order problems, an officer informed.

9.25 am:Yakub Memon had told inmates of the Nagpur jail that the Supreme Court had not given him the justice he deserved. Memon had told the doctors at the time of the medical check up that he is fine there is no need to examine him

9.18 am: Security tightened at Nagpur Airport; Joint CP , Addtnl CP, & DIG CISF are supervising the arrangement

8.58 am: Yakub Memon's funeral to held in Mumbai. Security has been increased at the Marine Lines Muslim Cemetry

The autopsy has been completed and the body will be handed over at 11 to the family

8.33 am: Yakub Memon's body will be handed over to his family says Maharashtra home secretary (Death row prisoner: Can family claim the body?)

8.25 am: Yakub Memon's family reach Nagpur Central jail

8.21 am: Law has taken its own course. Justice was delayed but not denied says Shahnawaz Hussain, BJP leader

8.12 am: Yakub Memon's family members leave their hotel and reach Nagpur Central Jail.

7.40 am: Heavy police deployment outside Hotel Dwarka where Yakub's brother Suleman is staying

7.14 am: Doctors have declared Yakub Memon dead. Body will be taken down from the gallows. Postmortem may be conducted. Family members yet to reach jail to make formal claim for body

7.05 am: Maharashtra Chief Minister will make a statement on Yakub Memon's hanging at 11 am in the assembly

7.03 am: All procedures were followed say Nagpur jail authorities. Yakub was allowed to say his prayers. There is a recording of the execution say authorities.

6.55 am: Yakub's family has been intimated about the hanging. Yakub Memon had accepted his fate and was calm, say sources.

6.49 am: Yakub Memon's body will remain in suspended animation. Doctor will confirm death after 30 minutes as per the rules

6.47 am: Yakub was given a new set of clothes before he was hanged. A constable undertook the hanging of Yakub Memon.

6.42 am: 1993 Bombay serial blasts convict, Yakub Memon has been hanged at the Nagpur jail

6.30 am: Arguments lasted 90 minutes before the pre-dawn Bench of the Supreme Court.

6.25 am: Attorney General of India was woken up at 1.30 am today and informed about the constitution of a Bench to hear Yakub Memon's pre-dawn plea.

6.15 am: Security has been stepped in all sensitive parts of the country, as the Nagpur jail authorities get ready to hang Yakub Memon.

6.07 am: Yakub Memon's lawyers are at Chief Justice H L Dattu's residence seeking a 14 day stay on the execution. 

6.00 am: Security is tight outside Nagpur jail. Security stepped up in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra.

5.46 am: Yakub Memon had accepted his fate when his first mercy petition was rejected, says Supreme Court. There is no error in the death warrant and hence it does not call for interference, Supreme Court had said in early morning order.

5.45 am: Nagpur jail authorities have received official intimation about Supreme Court rejecting Yakub Memon's plea. Doors of all cells at the Nagpur jail will be locked

No prisoner can be out of his cell until the hanging is complete. Hangman is at the gallows

Yakub Memon will be checked by a medical officer. Priests will be present at the execution.

Preparations underway at Nagpur. Yakub Memon has two hours to live.

He will be given breakfast, asked to take a bath and say his prayers.

Security stepped up. All jail staff told to deposit mobile phones.

5.40 am: It is not a victory, it is an end to the legal process says Attorney General

Supreme Court has made a tragic mistake says Memon's lawyer

5.35 am: Yakub Memon has been given ample opportunities. His review petition was heard for ten days when the law mandates that only 30 minutes be given- Supreme Court.

New facts will be added at the drop of a hat and the President will be asked time and again- SC

Yakub memon never disowned the mercy petition filed by his brother before the President of India- Supreme Court.

["I would fight. I want justice", says Yakub Memon's distraught wife]

5.30 am: Yakub Memon's lawyer hopes his client has a dignified death. I have exhausted all legal options", he says.

5.15 am: Staying of death warrant of Yakub Memon would amount to travesty of justice Supreme Court held.

Justice Dipak Mishra said we dont think granting more time in this case is necessary

Yakub memon will be hanged at 7 AM. A confidential letter to the effect was handed over to his family.

5.08 am:

5.00 am: Yakub Memon's last minute plea was heard at the court hall Number 4 of the Supreme Court. 

Yakub's lawyer Anand Grover says, his client has the right to challenge the mercy petition and seek a stay on the execution.

Attorney General says petition a ploy to stall execution.

4.56 am: Supreme Court Bench rejects petition.

4.46 am: A last minute plea by Yakub Memon has been rejected by the Supreme Court of India. The Supreme Court had set up a Bench and heard the matter. A three judge bench which passed an order at 4.58 am today held that the hanging of Yakub Memon cannot be stalled and will go on as per the earlier decision.

4.41 am: Yakub Memon will be hanged at the Nagpur jail today with the Supreme Court rejecting his plea.

3.36 am: Confidential letter handed over to Yakub Memon's family by Nagpur police.

3.30 am: Justices Dipak Mishra, Prafulla Chandra Pant and Amitava Roy begin hearing matter at 3.30 am.

2.30 am: Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi reaches the Supreme Court.

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