Nagpur: 1993 Mumbai serial blasts death row convict, Yakub Memon, will be hanged tomorrow at Nagpur Central Jail.
The Supreme Court today refused to stay the execution slated for tomorrow of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, the lone death row convict in 1993 Mumbai blasts case, rejecting his last ditch plea to escape the gallows.
The apex court said there was no “legal fallacy” in the issuance of death warrant by the TADA court in Mumbai on April
30 scheduling Yakub's execution for tomorrow in Nagpur, the day he turns 53.
”The issuance of death warrant is in order and we do not find any kind of legal fallacy,” a bench comprising Justices
Dipak Misra, Prafulla C Pant and Amitava Roy said. ”Issuance of death warrant by the TADA court of April 30 cannot be faulted,” the bench said, adding “in the result, the writ petition (filed by Memon) sans merit and stands dismissed.”
The bench said the dismissal of curative petition by the senior most judges of the Supreme Court was correct. ”In view of that we conclude that the curative petition decided by the three senior most judges cannot be faulted,” the bench said, adding that it was not inclined to go into the issue of second mercy petition filed by Memon before the Maharashtra government after the dismissal of his curative petition on July 21.
Here goes the timeline of Yakub Memon's execution plan:
On July 30, Yakub will be woken up at 3:45 am and given a bath. He will also be given new clothes and will be allowed to offer prayers.
After that doctors will perform a medical check-up.
After some time, Yakub will be served breakfast.
Then he will be given religious books.
After that will be asked to take rest
He will be taken to the place of execution and will be informed about his crime.
Then his face will be covered using a black hood and hands will be tied backside.
Finally, Magistrate will signal the hangman to pull up the rope.
Cremation process will begin.