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Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon to be hanged on July 30 if Supreme Court rejects his curative petition
Yakub Memon (53), one of the key convicts in the Mumbai blasts case is expected to be hanged on July 30, if his mercy petition gets denied by the Supreme Court. Notably, this will be the first execution linked to the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts that had killed more than 250 people.

An anti-terror court in Mumbai has issued a warrant of execution for Memon who has been found guilty of conspiring the attack in 2007, as per the sources. Presently, Memon is in Nagpur Central jail that has facilities for hanging.

"Yakub could be hanged in the Nagpur jail or in Pune's Yerwada jail," said Nagpur Jail superintendent Yogesh Desai as per the reports in NDTV.

Memon had appealed against his death sentence in the Supreme Court and to the President, but it brought no fruitful result to him. His appeal against the death sentence was rejected by the both, seeing the nature of the crime. However, now Memon has filed a curative petition against the SC's earlier rejection. If it gets considered then the date of hanging may be stayed and if rejected then he would be hanged on July 30.

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis has said that the state government would follow latest directives of the Supreme Court. Reportedly the date and the time of execution has been approved by Fadnavis and as per the procedure his family members too have been informed.

Memon, a chartered accountant by profession charted challenged his capital punishment on the basis that though he could be held responsible for conspiracy, he had no hands in executing attack that took lives of many innocents.

His brother and one of the main accused in the case Ibrahim Memon (better recognized as Tiger Memon) is missing since 1993, after he left the country.

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