Snapshots From The Yakub Memon Case Over The Years

30/07/2015 7:48 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Indian police personnel stand alert at the entrance to Central Jail in Nagpur on July 29, 2015, where 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon is currently detained. India's top court has rejected a final appeal by Yakub Memon, a key plotter of bomb attacks that killed hundreds in Mumbai in 1993, paving the way for his execution. Media reports said Yakub Memon would hang on July 30 -- more than two decades after the deadliest attacks ever to hit India -- after the Supreme Court rejected his final plea. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)

Yakub Memon, convicted in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, was hanged to death today after his last ditch attempts to get a reprieve failed early this morning in the Supreme Court. Memon was hanged shortly before 7 am at the Central Jail in Nagpur.

Here are some snapshots of the case, including active protests from the camps that were for and against the death penalty.

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    A small group of right wing Hindu activists burn an effigy of Bollywood star Salman Khan in New Delhi, India, Sunday, July 26, 2015. The activists were reacting to the actor’s tweet in support of Yakub Memon, death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
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    Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) activists carry placards with photographs of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon during a protest outside the Maharashtra House demanding abolition of death penalty in New Delhi, India, Monday, July 27, 2015. Yakub Memon who is currently at the Nagpur Central Prison in western Maharashtra state is facing possible hanging to death on July 30 if the Supreme Court dismisses his mercy petition. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
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    Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) activists carry placards with photographs of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon, center, during a protest outside the Maharashtra House demanding abolition of death penalty in New Delhi, India, Monday, July 27, 2015. Yakub Memon who is currently at the Nagpur Central Prison in western Maharashtra state is facing possible hanging to death on July 30 if the Supreme Court dismisses his mercy petition. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
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    A protestor shouts slogans demanding that the move to hang 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon be stopped in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Yakub Memon who is currently at the Nagpur Central Prison in western Maharashtra state is facing possible hanging to death on July 30 if the Supreme Court dismisses his mercy petition. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
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    A police woman, left detains one of the protestors who had gathered demanding that the move to hang 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon be stopped in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Yakub Memon who is currently at the Nagpur Central Prison in western Maharashtra state is facing possible hanging to death on July 30 if the Supreme Court dismisses his mercy petition. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
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    In this July 28, 2015, photo, an Indian woman participates in a protest against the hanging of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, a convict in the 1993 Mumbai bombings, in Mumbai, India. Jailed for more than two decades over his role in the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people, he has made many appeals and is scheduled to be hanged Thursday, July, 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
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    In this July 27, 2015, photo, activists of the Social Democratic Party of India carry placards with portraits of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, convicted in the 1993 Mumbai bombings, during a protest against his death sentence outside Maharashtra House in New Delhi, India. Jailed for more than two decades over his role in the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people, he has made many appeals and is scheduled to be hanged Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
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    India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists supporting death penalty of 1993 Mumbai blasts accused Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, are stopped by police during a protest in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Memon, an accountant, convicted of providing financial and logistical support in the series of bombings that shook India's business and entertainment hub in 1993 is scheduled to be hanged Thursday, July 30, 2015. About 300 prominent citizens, including at least eight retired judges of the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court, have urged India's president to commute Memon's sentence to life in prison, reflecting what appears to be growing uneasiness in India with the death penalty. Yet some of the most ardent supporters of capital punishment are leaders of the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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    Dozens of Indian activists light candles and hold banners urging the President to stop the scheduled death penalty of 1993 Mumbai blasts accused Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, as they gather near the Indian Parliament in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Memon, an accountant, convicted of providing financial and logistical support in the series of bombings that shook India's business and entertainment hub in 1993 is scheduled to be hanged Thursday, July 30, 2015. About 300 prominent citizens, including at least eight retired judges of the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court, have urged India's president to commute Memon's sentence to life in prison, reflecting what appears to be growing uneasiness in India with the death penalty. (AP Photo/ R S Iyer)
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    Dozens of Indian activists light candles and hold banners urging the President to stop the scheduled death penalty of 1993 Mumbai blasts accused Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, as they gather near the Indian Parliament in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Memon, an accountant, convicted of providing financial and logistical support in the series of bombings that shook India's business and entertainment hub in 1993 is scheduled to be hanged Thursday, July 30, 2015. About 300 prominent citizens, including at least eight retired judges of the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court, have urged India's president to commute Memon's sentence to life in prison, reflecting what appears to be growing uneasiness in India with the death penalty. (AP Photo/ R S Iyer)
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    Indian policemen guard outside the Nagpur Central Prison where the 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, is currently held in Nagpur, India, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Memon, an accountant, convicted of providing financial and logistical support in the series of bombings that shook India's business and entertainment hub in 1993 is scheduled to be hanged Thursday, July 30, 2015. About 300 prominent citizens, including at least eight retired judges of the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court, have urged India's president to commute Memon's sentence to life in prison, reflecting what appears to be growing uneasiness in India with the death penalty.(AP Photo)
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    Indian pedestrians pass by the former residence of Yakub Memon, a key plotter of the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, in a predominantly Muslim neighbourhood in Mumbai on July 21, 2015. India's top court on July 21 rejected a final appeal by Memon, a key plotter of bomb attacks that killed hundreds in Mumbai in 1993, paving the way for his execution. AFP PHOTO / INDRANIL MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Indian pedestrians look at the former residence of Yakub Memon, a key plotter of the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, in a predominantly Muslim neighbourhood in Mumbai on July 21, 2015. India's top court on July 21 rejected a final appeal by Memon, a key plotter of bomb attacks that killed hundreds in Mumbai in 1993, paving the way for his execution. AFP PHOTO / INDRANIL MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A watchman sits by the closed entrance of the former residence of Yakub Memon, a key plotter of the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, in a predominantly Muslim neighbourhood in Mumbai on July 21, 2015. India's top court on July 21 rejected a final appeal by Memon, a key plotter of bomb attacks that killed hundreds in Mumbai in 1993, paving the way for his execution. AFP PHOTO / INDRANIL MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Rubina Memon, right, sister-in-law of the 1993 Mumbai bombings mastermind Tiger Memon, arrives at a special court trying the bombings case in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 27, 2007. Justice Pramod Kode sentenced two brothers of Tiger Memon, Essa and Yusuf, as well as Rubina to life imprisonment for allowing their residence and garage to be used for conspiracy meetings to plot the blasts and to fill the deadly RDX explosive in vehicles used in the bombing. Kode also handed down the death penalty to another brother Yakub and said he was one of the key persons who arranged for weapons and arms training and for storing explosives used in the March 12, 1993 blasts. (AP Photo/Gautam Singh)
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    Rubina Memon, center, sister-in-law of the 1993 Mumbai bombings mastermind Tiger Memon, arrives at a special court trying the bombings case in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 27, 2007. Justice Pramod Kode sentenced two brothers of Tiger Memon, Essa and Yusuf, as well as Rubina to life imprisonment for allowing their residence and garage to be used for conspiracy meetings to plot the blasts and to fill the deadly RDX explosive in vehicles used in the bombing. Kode also handed down the death penalty to another brother Yakub and said he was one of the key persons who arranged for weapons and arms training and for storing explosives used in the March 12, 1993 blasts. . (AP Photo/Gautam Singh)
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    Rubina Memon, center, sister-in-law of the 1993 Mumbai bombings mastermind Tiger Memon, arrives at a special court trying the bombings case in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 27, 2007. Justice Pramod Kode sentenced two brothers of Tiger Memon, Essa and Yusuf, as well as Rubina to life imprisonment for allowing their residence and garage to be used for conspiracy meetings to plot the blasts and to fill the deadly RDX explosive in vehicles used in the bombing. Kode also handed down the death penalty to another brother Yakub and said he was one of the key persons who arranged for weapons and arms training and for storing explosives used in the March 12, 1993 blasts. (AP Photo/Gautam Singh)
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    Rubina Memon, sister-in-law of the 1993 Mumbai bombings mastermind Tiger Memon, arrives at a special court trying the bombings case in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 27, 2007. Justice Pramod Kode sentenced life to two brothers of Tiger Memon, Essa and Yusuf, as well as Rubina for allowing their residence and garage to be used for conspiracy meetings to plot the blasts and to fill the deadly RDX explosive in vehicles used in the bombing. Kode also handed down the death penalty to another brother Yakub and said he was one of the key persons who arranged for weapons and arms training and for storing explosives used in the March 12, 1993 blasts. (AP Photo/Rajesh Nirgude)
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    Rubina Memon, sister-in-law of the 1993 Mumbai bombings mastermind Tiger Memon, arrives at a special court trying the bombings case, as her husband Suleiman, inside car, looks on, in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 27, 2007. Justice Pramod Kode sentenced life to two brothers of Tiger Memon, Essa and Yusuf, as well as Rubina for allowing their residence and garage to be used for conspiracy meetings to plot the blasts and to fill the deadly RDX explosive in vehicles used in the bombing. Kode also handed down the death penalty to another brother Yakub and said he was one of the key persons who arranged for weapons and arms training and for storing explosives used in the March 12, 1993 blasts. (AP Photo/Rajesh Nirgude)
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    Rubina Memon, sister-in-law of the 1993 Mumbai bombings mastermind Tiger Memon, arrives at a special court trying the bombings case, as her husband Suleiman, inside car, looks on, in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 27, 2007. Justice Pramod Kode sentenced life to two brothers of Tiger Memon, Essa and Yusuf, as well as Rubina for allowing their residence and garage to be used for conspiracy meetings to plot the blasts and to fill the deadly RDX explosive in vehicles used in the bombing. Kode also handed down the death penalty to another brother Yakub and said he was one of the key persons who arranged for weapons and arms training and for storing explosives used in the March 12, 1993 blasts. (AP Photo/Rajesh Nirgude)
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    Raheen Memon, center, wife of Yakub Memon, reacts as she arrives at a special court trying cases of the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 27, 2007. Justice Pramod Kode handed down the death penalty to brother of Tiger Memon, Yakub and said he was one of the key persons who arranged for weapons and arms training and for storing explosives used in the March 12, 1993 blasts. (AP Photo/Rajesh Nirgude)
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    Brother of Tiger Memon, Suleiman Memon, third right, and members and relatives of the Memon family leave a special court trying cases of the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 27, 2007. Justice Pramod Kode sentenced life to two brothers of Tiger Memon, Essa and Yusuf, as well as Suleiman's wife Rubina for allowing their residence and garage to be used for conspiracy meetings to plot the blasts and to fill the deadly RDX explosive in vehicles used in the bombing. Kode also handed down the death penalty to another brother Yakub and said he was one of the key persons who arranged for weapons and arms training and for storing explosives used in the March 12, 1993 blasts. (AP Photo/Rajesh Nirgude)
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    Raheen Memon, center, wife of Yakub Memon, reacts as she arrives at a special court trying cases of the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 27, 2007. Justice Pramod Kode handed down the death penalty to brother of Tiger Memon, Yakub and said he was one of the key persons who arranged for weapons and arms training and for storing explosives used in the March 12, 1993 blasts. (AP Photo/Rajesh Nirgude)
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    Raheen Memon, center in beige dress, wife of Yakub Memon, and other relatives of the Memon family leave a special court trying cases of the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 27, 2007. Justice Pramod Kode handed down the death penalty to brother of Tiger Memon, Yakub and said he was one of the key persons who arranged for weapons and arms training and for storing explosives used in the March 12, 1993 blasts. (AP Photo/Rajesh Nirgude)
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    ** ALTERNATE CROP OF XRN107** Raheen Memon, center, wife of Yakub Memon, reacts as she arrives at a special court trying cases of the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 27, 2007. Justice Pramod Kode handed down the death penalty to brother of Tiger Memon, Yakub and said he was one of the key persons who arranged for weapons and arms training and for storing explosives used in the March 12, 1993 blasts. (AP Photo/Rajesh Nirgude)
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    A small group of right wing Hindu activists burn an effigy of Bollywood star Salman Khan in New Delhi, India, Sunday, July 26, 2015. The activists were reacting to the actor’s tweet in support of Yakub Memon, death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

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