Death row convict Yakub meets wife, daughter in jail  (20:19)

 Nagpur (Maharashtra), July 23 (IANS) Death row convict Yakub Memon on Thursday morning met his wife and daughter in the Nagpur Central Jail amidst tight security.

Memon’s wife Rahin (42), daughter Zubeda (21) and some other relatives were permitted to meet him in the visitors’ room inside the jail premises for around an hour.

Incidentally, Rahin Memon was also an accused in the March 12, 1993, Mumbai serial blasts case, but was acquitted by Special TADA Court Judge P.D. Kode in 2006.

On Monday, Yakub’s cousin and confidant Rahim Memon met him in jail along with some other relatives.

Memon, 53, is likely to be executed at the Nagpur Central Jail premises in early morning of July 30.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will make a statement in the Maharashtra legislature on July 29, a day before the planned hanging.

Barely hours after the Supreme Court on Monday rejected his curative petition, Memon sent a clemency petition to Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao seeking commutation of his death sentence to life imprisonment.

On Thursday morning, he moved the apex court again, challenging the death warrant issued by a Mumbai Court last week for his execution on July 30.

Memon sought a stay on the ground that due procedure was not followed for issuing the execution orders.

He also submitted before the Supreme Court that the death warrant was issued before he could exhaust all his legal remedies. The date of execution (July 30) was fixed even as his curative petition was pending before the apex court, he said.

Memon, a chartered accountant, was convicted and awaded the death penalty for his role in the March 1993 Mumbai blasts which left 257 people dead and 712 others injured.

 

 

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