New Delhi: A convict of Mumbai serial blast case of the year 1993, Yakub Memon’s plea where he sought review of capital sentence ordered against him, before the Hon’ble Apex Court, now no more survive. Hon’ble Court has maintained the punishment of death sentence to him.
In the serial Blast at Mumbai in the year 1993, around 257 people died and many were subjected to severe injuries. Mr. Memon is the only accused in the case who has been awarded with the capital punishment i.e. death sentence. At the time he sought review by filing a petition before Hon’ble Apex Judicial authority (SC), then the execution of his death sentence was stayed, however, now the Court has confirmed the sentence and its execution has now became very possible.
His stand in his petition was that no special reason or ground was mentioned in the Courts order awarding such top ranked punishment. Besides it was seen, as per sources that, the said Memon being unhealthy was under medication in the Jail has sought review of the death sentence also on the ground that he has already undergone 20 years of the Jail and he should not be punished twice for the same offence.
The Said Yakub Memon was held liable for committing the offence of Criminal conspiracy and also for financing tickets for sending co-accused being other conspirators for Arms and RDX training to Pakistan. He was convicted under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (now repealed) in the year 2006. And on the retracted confessions of the approvers and co-accused persons his conviction, mainly, was based.
The parents including 3 brothers, Suleiman, Essa and Yusuf and Sister-in-law, Rubeena, wife and mother of Yakub Memon were tried and his wife, mother and brother Suleiman were acquitted and Yakub, two brothers Essa and Yusuf and sister-in-law Rubeena were convicted and sentenced.
The Hon’ble Apex Court has observed that said Memon was the driving force and a mastermind behind the tragedy of the said blast as being a Charter Accountant by profession and was also a brother of Tiger Memon who was a proclaimed offender.