Timeline Of How Events Unfolded The Night Before Yakub Memon's Hanging

30/07/2015 9:36 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
Indian police cross a road leading to the residence of Yakub Memon, a key plotter of the Mumbai bomb attacks which killed hundreds of people in 1993, in Mumbai on July 30, 2015. India on July 30 executed convicted bomb plotter Yakub Memon for his role in a series of co-ordinated attacks that killed hundreds of people in Mumbai in 1993, television stations reported. Memon was hanged at Nagpur jail in the western state of Maharashtra in the early hours of the morning, according to the NDTV and CNN-IBN news channels, after last-ditch pleas for clemency were rejected. AFP PHOTO / INDRANIL MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)

Timeline of last-ditch efforts made by Yakub Memon, convicted in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, who was hanged in Nagpur jail this morning.

11 AM (July 29): A 14-page mercy petition written by Memon is submitted to President Pranab Mukherjee's office.

4 PM (July 29): The President sends the mercy petition to Home ministry for necessary action.

8.30 PM (July 29): Union Home Minister Rajnath drives to Rashtrapati Bhawan and conveys Government's decision rejecting Memon's mercy petition.

9.15 PM (July 29): Union Home Secretary L C Goyal and Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar arrive at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

10.45 PM (July 29): President rejects mercy petition of Memon.

10.45 PM (July 29): Noted lawyers Prashant Bushan and Anand Grover reach residence of Chief Justice of India Justice H L Dattu with a fresh petition seeking stay of death warrant.

11:30 PM (July 29): Other judges arrive at Justice Dattu's residence.

01.00 AM (July 30): Scene shifts to residence of senior Supreme Court judge Justice Dipak Misra's residence.

01.30 AM (July 30): Lawyers reach residence of Justice Misra.

01.35 AM (July 30): Three judges - Justices Mishra, Prafulla Chandra Pant, Amitava Roy - agree to meet at Supreme Court at 2.30 AM.

02.10 AM (July 30): A constable of Nagpur Central Jail hands over a letter to Memon's brother at a hotel in Nagpur.

02.30 AM (July 30): Judges arrive in the apex court. Hearing deferred as delay in arrival of Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi.

03.20 AM (July 30): Hearing on the review petition begins.

04.50 AM (July 30): Court rejects the petition.

7:01 AM (July 30): Yakub Memon declared dead.

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