New Delhi, July 30: 1993 Bombay serial blasts convict, Yakub Memon has been hanged at the Nagpur jail today (Thursday, July 30).
Yakub Memon's lawyer tried his best to save the 1993 blasts convict, but all his attempt went in vain.
The Supreme Court was moved by the lawyer in the wee hours of Thursday, July 30. The apex court, however, rejected the last moment plea filed by Yakub's lawyer.
Chief Justice of India (CJI) HL Dattu, while hearing the petition to stay the hanging on the ground that 14 days time should be given to death row convict to enable him challenge the rejection and for other purposes, rejected it.
The CJI confirmed that Yakub Memon will be hanged anytime between 6:30 am to 7 am on Thursday.
Here are 5 things Supreme Court told:
- Yakub Memon was indeed given enough time prepare himself for the execution. He was given chance to meet family members.
- It would be a "travesty of justice" if the Supreme Court gives 14 days' time to Memon when the President of India had already rejected his mercy plea.
- Granting further time is not necessary, especially, in this type of cases.
- The rejection of the first mercy petition by the President could have been assailed before this court.
- At the end of the hearing, Memon's lawyer said, "I have done my job. Not about victory. It is a legal process."