Court stays Mumbai blast accused’s execution

Yakub Abdul Razak MemonThe Supreme Court on Wednesday  stayed the execution of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon.

The apex court also sought responses from Maharashtra Special Task Force and CBI on his plea seeking review of death penalty awarded to him.

Memon is the lone death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. In an open court hearing, a three-judge bench, headed by Justice A R Dave said the execution of Memon shall remain stayed during the pendency of his review petition against the imposition of death penalty.

The bench fixed the matter for further hearing for the 28th of January next year.

The apex court had on September 26, sought response from Maharashtra government and others on a plea of Memon that his review petition against the death penalty be heard in open court. It had also stayed the execution of Memon.

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