New Delhi, July 30: Yakub Memon will be hanged on Thursday, July 30, as the Supreme Court rejected his curative petition. The Maharashtra government had indicated last week that Memon who was convicted for his role in the 1993 serial would be hanged at the Nagpur jail on July 30th.
Memon had moved the Supreme Court by filing a curative petition. The curative petition is the last and final form of any appeal and the same was rejected by a Bench of the Supreme Court today. [Who is death convict Yakub Memon?]
No need for interference:
The Supreme Court which heard the Curative plea filed by Memon felt that there was no need to interfere with his conviction. Memon filed the curative petition in the Supreme Court after the President had rejected his mercy plea. [Yakub Memon final plea: How does a curative petition work?]
Memon had challenged the death sentence that was awarded to him after he was found guilty of carrying out the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts in which over 100 persons had died.
Memon who was awarded the death penalty had challenged the same before the Supreme Court which had rejected it. He then moved the President of India in the form of a mercy petition.
The President of India too did not find reason to interfere with the order of the Supreme Court and held that the death sentence be executed.
Memon hanging on July 30:
The Maharashtra government had indicated last week itself that Memon would be hanged in the Nagpur jail on July 30th. All preparations to this effect had been made.
The jail authorities had already informed the family members and work on the gallows including sourcing a hangman too have been done.
Memon was extremely quiet on hearing the date of his execution. He was asked if he wanted to speak with his lawyer, but he had refused.
A jail official informed that he is very quiet and does not speak with anyone. He had seen a small ray of hope in the curative petition but the same was rejected today by the Supreme Court. Memon has now exhausted all forms of appeals.