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Supreme Court to hear Yakub’s mercy plea today

The Apex Court is expected hear the curative petition filed by 1993 Bombay blasts convict Yakub Memon on Tuesday.

The hearing is crucial for Memon as it is the last legal option available for him to escape the gallows.

The 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict is likely to be hanged on July 30 if the apex court rejects his curative petition.

A qualified charted accountant, Memon was found guilty of conspiracy under Section 120-B of the IPC by the TADA court in 2007 for the serial blasts that killed over 250 people is currently lodged in the Nagpur Central Jail.

The 53-year-old Memon, whose mercy plea was rejected by the Bombay High Court, the Supreme Court and the President Pranab Mukherjee in April this year, filed his second review petition before the Supreme Court.

According to sources, the date and time of execution has already been approved by Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and his family members have also been informed.

A bench of Chief Justice H L Dattu, second seniormost judge T S Thakur and Justice Anil R Dave will hear Memon’s plea at 1:40pm on Tuesday.