Supreme Court stays Yakub Memon's execution, yet again

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New Delhi, Dec 10: The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the execution of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, the only death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.

The apex court, while staying the execution, issued notices to STF Maharashtra and the CBI on Memon's plea seeking a review of the death verdict. The court had stayed the man's execution twice earlier this year, in September and June.

Yakub Memon's execution further stayed

In November, Supreme Court judge Justice UU Lalit recused himself from hearing the plea seeking the apex court's order upholding Memon's conviction. The SC upheld Memon's death sentence on March 21, 2013.

This is the third time in the year that Yakub Memon's execution has been stayed

The apex court commuted the death penalty granted to 10 others by a special TADA court to life term. About Memon, the cpurt said he was the mastermind behind the blasts that killed 257 dead and left over 700 injured in March 1993.

Yakub Memon is the brother of Tiger Memon, a proclaimed offender, and a chartered accountant by profession.

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