Yakub Abdul Razak Memon was an Indian terrorist and chartered accountant, who was sentenced over his involvement in the 1993 Bombay bombings by Special Terrorist and Disruptive Activities court on 27 July 2007. Yakub Memon was the brother of one of the prime suspects in the bombings, Tiger Memon.
Memon financially helped his brother Tiger Memon and Dawood Ibrahim in arranging and executing the bombings. Memon purportedly took care of Tiger’s trusts, supported the preparation of 15 young people who were sent to Pakistan to learn to handle different arms and ammunition, he purchased the vehicles that are used in the bombings.
He was arrested at New Delhi Railway Station on 5th Aug 1994. Memon was originally held at Yerwada Central Jail, and was transferred to Nagpur Central Jail in August 2007.
In an emphasis of its prior request went on Wednesday, the Supreme Court at an early Thursday morning rejected the last dump attempt by Memon’s legal lawyers to stay his execution by 14 days.
After night-long attempt by his lawyers to stay his execution, but the Supreme Court dismissing their request, Mumbai serial impacts convict Yakub Memon was hanged to death in the midst of high security in the Nagpur Central correctional facility at 6.35 am on his 53rd birthday on Thursday.
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