Yaqoob Memon execution

India (Neo Web Desk): A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India decides today whether 1993 blast convict Yakub Memon’s should be hanged as scheduled on his 53rd birthday which falls on Thursday.Yakub was found guilty in 2007 of helping plan the deadly terror attack in which 257 people were killed in Mumbai. His brother Tiger Memon, the main accused along with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, has been missing since 1993.Yakub Memon has pleaded that the death warrant for his execution is illegal because it was issued before he had exhausted every legal option; his curative petition challenging the Supreme Court’s ruling had not been heard then. It was rejected last week. His lawyers also said judges who ordered the death sentence should have been part of the bench that decided on the curative petition.

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