Bengaluru, July 30: Yakub Memon has been hanged on his 54th birthday on Thursday, July 30. He was sole convict who was given capital punishment in connection with 1993 serial blasts.
Despite all efforts by his lawyer to save him, Yakub has been executed in Nagpur Central Jail. He was the brother of Tiger Memon, one of the main conspirators of 1993 blasts.
Tiger along with Dawood Ibrahim and others had plotted bombs at several places including Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Air India offices, luxury hotels across Mumbai, the then Bombay.
12 coordinated blasts had rocked the city on March 12, 1993, leaving 257 dead and over 700 injured.
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They (serial bomb blasts) were believed to have been staged by Mumbai's Muslim-dominated underworld in retaliation for anti-Muslim violence that had killed more than 1,000 people.
Authorities in Nagpur have barred people from assembling outside the jail and beefed up security in sensitive areas in Mumbai.
Yakub Memon, convicted in 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257, has been hanged.
Yakub Memon, the "driving spirit" behind a series of bombings in Mumbai that killed 257 people in 1993, was hanged early Thursday morning at a prison in central India.
Memon, who had been accountant by profession, was the only one of 11 convicted people to have his death sentence upheld on appeal. The sentences on the others were commuted to life imprisonment.