End of the road for Yakub, President rejects mercy petition

New Delhi: : The mercy petition of Yakub Memon, facing gallows in the 1993 Mumbai blasts, was rejected tonight by President Pranab Mukherjee after government advised him such a course.

The decision came after Mukherjee held consultations first with Home Minister Rajnath Singh who was later joined by Home Secretary L C Goyal and Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar.

The confabulations lasted over two hours after which the President took the decision to reject the petition that was filed by Memon in a last-ditch attempt to escape death tomorrow when he is scheduled to be hanged in Nagpur jail.

Yakub Memon’s execution plan

  • On July 30, Yakub will be woken up at 3:45 am and given a bath. He will also be given new clothes and will be allowed to offer prayers.
  • After that doctors will perform a medical check-up.
  • After some time, Yakub will be served breakfast.
  • Then he will be given religious books.
  • After that will be asked to take rest
  • He will be taken to the place of execution and will be informed about his crime.
  • Then his face will be covered using a black hood and hands will be tied backside.
  • Finally, Magistrate will signal the hangman to pull up the rope.
  • Cremation process will begin.

Early today:

  • Yakub spoke to guards before SC verdict.
  • Yakub wants to meet daughter.
  • Yakub said his hanging is politicised.