NEW DELHI: The apex court of India, the Supreme Court has today dismissed the curative petition of the 1993 Mumbai bomb blast’s convict Yakub Memon’s curative petition. This also meant that the execution of Memon’s death sentence will be as per the fixed date and time.
The Supreme Court has decided to go ahead with his execution after hearing his plea, today. Memon, currently lodged in the Nagpur Central jail is likely to be hanged early morning on July 30.
As per the reports, Memon has met his cousin and lawyer Yesterday ahead of his last attempt to escape the death penalty.
Memon’s lawyer Shubail Farrool said to the media that Memon has a tremendous faith in the Indian Judiciary and that is why he has surrendered to the authorities. The lawyer expressed belief that the petition would be allowed. “we have faith that the petition will be allowed. However, we cannot say what the Supreme Court decides over the issue”, the lawyer said.
Justice (Retd) P D Kode, who was then the special judge of the court set up under Terrorists and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act in Mumbai, sentenced Memon to death eight years ago on March 12th, 1993 over the Mumbai serial blasts case.
“I think this is a victory to the common man. No one should be spared who is indulged in harming the society and innocent people”, the retired judge Mr.P D Kode said in a statement to the journalists.
After six years, a Supreme Court bench headed by then Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan on March 21st, 2013 has with held the death sentence on the petition of the convict. However, on April 9 of this year, a bench headed by Justice Dawe has rejected the review petition, the Huffingtonpost reports.
President Pranab Mukherjee too has rejected Memon’s death petition in the past. This will be the first execution of the convicts related to the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, which has killed 250 people.