1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon files mercy petition

Nagpur: Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon, whose curative petition was rejected by the Supreme Court on Tuesday, has now filed a mercy petition to the Governor. (Read here)

"I have given Yakub Memon information regarding his curative petition being rejected. Now he has filed his mercy petition through the jailer to the Governor," said Memon's lawyer, Anil Gedam.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the curative petition of Memon, who has been given the death penalty in connection with the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.

Memon will be hanged on July 30 at 7 a.m. in the Nagpur Jail.

On July 27, 2007, Memon was sentenced to death by Justice (Retd.) Kode, who was then the special judge of the court set up under Terrorists and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act in Mumbai.

However, his sentence was upheld by a Supreme Court bench headed by then Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan on March 21, 2013.

On April 9 this year, a three-member bench headed by Justice A R Dave rejected his review plea.

President Pranab Mukherjee had also rejected his mercy petition.

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