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Yakub Memon executed in Nagpur prison; mercy plea in Supreme rejected

Today at 7 am in Nagpur Central Prison, India executes Yakub Memon, convicted of financing the deadly 1993 Mumbai bombings. Yakub Memon hanged for his role in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts that killed 257 people. Last minute Hearing on petition of Yakub done in Supreme Court No 4 in a three judge bench of Justice Deepak Mishra, PC Pant, and Amitav Roy. Supreme Court rejects last minute mercy plea of accused Yakub. At 5 am, Supreme Court Says Yakub Memon to Hang. Memon declared dead at 7.01am.(reports)