Memon to be buried in Nagpur jail

Nagpur, July 30 (IANS) Yakub Memon, the March 1993 Mumbai blasts convict, who was executed here early Thursday, will be buried inside the Nagpur Central Jail complex in Maharashtra, official sources said here.

The jail authorities declined a demand to hand over the body to Memon’s family and will go ahead with the burial at an isolated area inside the sprawling jail premises after the autopsy report is received.

Memon was hanged at 6.35 a.m. after the Supreme Court rejected the last of his appeals in a special hearing which concluded around 5 a.m. in New Delhi.

The entire hanging operation was witnessed by a magistrate and video recorded, as per norms.

His kin – Sulaiman Memon and Usman Memon – remained locked up inside their hotel room nearby in a state of shock after the hanging, while Memon’s wife and daughter were at an undisclosed location.

It is not immediately clear if they would be permitted to attend the last rites.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of or any employee thereof. is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here