Published On: Thu, Jul 30th, 2015

SC seals fate of Yakub Memon; set to be hanged today at 7 am

New Delhi: Yakub Memon, Mumbai blasts convict, will be hanged shortly with the Supreme Court dismissing his last-minute attempt to escape the gallows by rejecting his plea for a stay on the death warrant.

Yakub Memon will be hanged at 7 AM at Nagpur Central Jail. .

Yakub Memon will be hanged at 7 AM at Nagpur Central Jail. .

“Stay of death warrant would be a travesty of justice.

The plea is dismissed,” said Justice Dipak Misra, heading a three-judge bench, in an order in Court Room 4 which was opened for an unprecedented 90-minute hearing that started at 3.20 AM and ended a little before dawn.

The court’s decision brings the curtain down on the last ditch attempts by Memon’s lawyers to stop the execution scheduled at 7 AM at Nagpur Central Jail.

PTI

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