Pics: Yakub Memon buried in Mumbai; Family wanted to see his face, request denied

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Mumbai, July 31: More than 15,000 people gathered to witness the burial of Yakub Memon, who was hanged in Nagpur Central Jail on Thursday, July 30.

His body was flown to Mumbai where he was buried by his family members, friends and mourners. According to reports, the Memons and their neighbours wanted to see his face for the last time. However, police did not allow them to uncover Yakub's face.

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Indian Express reported that Yakub's family members raised two requests -- ease security and allow them to hold namaz-e-janaaza (funeral prayers) on the streets in Mahim. The second request was to allow them to see Yakub's face for the last time.

After approaching the cops with their two requests, Yakub's father-in-law said, "People here have not seen Yakub for the last seven years (he had last visited Mahim for his father's funeral). They want to take a final look."

However, police did not allow them to uncover Yakub's face citing the risk of creating law and order situation. More than 7,500 policemen, 125 Rapid Action Personnel (RAF) and riot control police were deployed at Mahim and other places of Mumbai on Thursday.

See pics:

Yakub's funeral: Mumbai Police Commissioner checks security

Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria takes stock of security arrangements during Yakub Memon's funeral in Mumbai on Thursday.

Security outside Yakub Memon's house in Mumbai

Police personnel stand guard outside Yakub Memon's house in Mumbai on Thursday. Memon, convicted for the 1993 blasts in Mumbai.

Yakub Memon's family outside Nagpur jail

Yakub Memon was hanged in Nagpur Central Jail on Thursday, July 30.

Later his body was handed over to his brother and other family members who took him to Mumbai where he was buried.

Yakub Memon hanged, buried: Security beefed up in Mumbai

CISF personnel checking security in Mumbai on Thursday when Yakub Memon was hanged and was buried.

Crowd gather to attend Yakub Memon's funeral

At least 15,000 people gathered to attend Yakub Memon's funeral in Mumbai on Thursday, July 30.

Yakub Memon's funeral: Huge crowd gathered

People from Kurla, Malad, Jogeshwari, Mumbra, Kalyan and other places of Mumbai gathered to attend Yakub Memon's funeral on Thursday.

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