1993 Mumbai bomb blast: SC rejects convict Yakub Memon’s review plea against death sentence

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New Delhi: Supreme Court dismisses review plea of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon against death penalty in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. The apex court had last year twice put a stay on Memon’s execution on September 26 and June 2.

Lat year Yakub Memon’s mercy plea was rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee and his decision was conveyed to the Maharashtra government.

At least 257 people were killed in 13 blasts at several Mumbai landmarks, including the Bombay Stock Exchange, a popular cinema and two crowded markets.

The bombings, police say, were carried out at the behest of gangster Dawood Ibrahim to avenge the destruction of an ancient mosque by Hindu zealots in 1992 and subsequent riots in which many Muslims were killed. A special anti-terrorism court had convicted 100 people in the attacks.

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