North Gazette News/New Delhi
The Supreme Court of India on Thursday rejected the review plea on death sentence filed by 1993 Mumbai blast case, Yakub Menon, the younger brother of Tiger Menon alias Ibrahim Mushtaq Menon.
As per reports, the lone death row convict Yakub Abdul Razzaq Menon has filed review petition against death sentence in 1993 Mumbai blast case that has rejected by the Supreme Court of India today.
It is pertinent to mention here that the SC had earlier stayed Yakub Menon execution on December 11, 2014 on the petition filed by him in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.
Yakub Menon, the younger brother of Tiger Menon had been sentenced to death by a TADA case and he is behind bars since his arrest after the blasts.
Yakub Menon, a chartered accountant and presently lodged in Nagpur jail in Maharashtra has filed review petition for commuting his death sentence, saying that he can’t punished twice for crime as he had already 20 years in jail.
Lodged in solitary confinement in Nagpur jail after his conviction in 2006 by a TADA court, Yakub Menon had sought open court hearing on his death sentence in serial blast case.
Around 250 people were killed while 700 suffered injuries in serial blasts that took place in 1993 in which Yakub Menon, his brother Essa, Yusuf and sister-in-law Rubeena were tried in TADA court after their return to India in 1994 and sentenced. The court had, however, acquitted his wife, mother and brother Suleiman in the case.