NAGPUR 30 july,2015: Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, 53, the only person to be sentenced to death for the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts that killed 257 innocent people, was hanged at Nagpur’s Central Jail between 6.30 and 7 a.m. on Thursday.
After being incarcerated for over 21 years, Yakub Memon was executed on his 54th birthday, having exhausted all the legal remedies available to him.
Jail officials announced the hanging, while doctors confirmed that Memon was dead. Reports said his body would be taken to Mumbai at 12.30 pm and handed over to his family. His funeral would take place at the Marine Lines cemetery. The authorities have stipulated that there will be no parading of the body s it could spark off a law and order situation.
Earlier, Yakub Memon was declared fit to hanged by the jailor of Nagpur Central Jail. Rs 22 lakh were sanctioned for the hanging.