Bengaluru, July 30: 1993 Bombay blasts convict Yakub Memon has been hanged at Nagpur Central Jail on Thursday, July 30.
Memon was hanged to death at 6:30 am and was declared dead at 7:01 am. His body has been sent for postmortem before being cleared for the last rites.
According to present indications, the body will not be handed over to the family and the burial will take place inside the jail premises after the autopsy report is received.
Yakub Memon, brother of one of the main conspirators of 1993 blasts, was the sole death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case.
12 coordinated blasts had rocked Mumbai on March 12, 1993, leaving 257 dead and over 700 injured.
After Yakub's execution, micro-blogging site Twitter has been flooded with comments and it seems that Indian are divided over the capital punishment given to Yakub.
Here are a few tweets:
#YakubHanged Good. Better late than never though justice delayed is justice denied— RA KE SH (@ImTheRakesh) July 30, 2015
Finally the road to justice for 93 mumbai blast victims opened and 1st step taken. Kudos indian judicery. #yakubhanged— arvind lodha (@AB_BJP) July 30, 2015
Abolish death penalty! Let criminals pay till their last day in this world in the old age too in prisons for their misdeeds! #YakubHanged— Joiel Akilan (@JoielAkilan) July 30, 2015
Justice was served to all the people who died because of this mastermind. Good riddance. Happy to see #YakubHanged— realist (@kaafirforever) July 30, 2015
#YakubHanged News of death of anyone in never good, but this one felt well deserved.— viranjeet kumar (@viranjeet) July 30, 2015
Not many times yr head hangs in shame for being part of a nation subscribing to barbaric punishments. Tdy is such a day for me #YakubHanged— Riju Jhunjhunwala (@rij79) July 30, 2015
Why do we forget that we are hanging a terrorist, not a muslim. No case for clemency & puzzles#YakubHanged— Rishi Bagree (@rishibagree) July 30, 2015
This terror was almost turned in to national hero by secular media. But justice is above all this nuisance. #YakubHanged— Govind Kini (@GRKini) July 30, 2015
I am against capital punishment, except for crimes like Nirbhaya rape! I hope tht laws were followed, bt was justice given...#YakubHanged— ARCHANA♥DALMIA (@ArchanaDalmia) July 30, 2015
Those who are saying that he cooperated with agencies,For that he was served well in jail,without any torture #YakubHanged— Manish Nath (@BeingManishNath) July 30, 2015
Yakub hanged,Okay. When will Pragya Thakur, Dara Singh, Aseemanand, Purohit be hanged? Oh wait they will never be found guilty #YakubHanged— #RIPAPJAbdulKalam (@DiL_Logical) July 30, 2015
im not sad..im not happy either 😑#yakubhanged— venky (@therealvenky) July 30, 2015
Now as #yakubhanged kudos to mumbai police & all those officers whose dedication made it possible to solve this case & nabbing culprit— silkyagrawal (@silky0135) July 30, 2015
Don't celebrate the death #YakubHanged— Pratik Ajmera (@_PratikAjmera) July 30, 2015
Murder of Trust and ethics, bad example set #YakubHanged— Aditya Kumar (@gentle_aditya) July 30, 2015
many tried to explode the bomb despite the decision to difuse it. executed #YakubHanged— Lakshman Bhat M (@lakshmanbhatm) July 30, 2015