Accountant Gets Death Penalty For Killing 257 in Blasts
Terrorist-Accountant, Yakub Memon, was sentenced to death for slaughtering 257 in Mumbai, India.
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)
A special court has given the death sentence to one of those accused of masterminding the 1993 serial bombings in the Indian city of Mumbai (Bombay).
Three of Yakub Memon’s family members were sentenced to life imprisonment.
Twelve people have now been sentenced to death and 20 to life imprisonment in connection with the blasts that killed 257 people and wounded 713.
The attacks were allegedly organised to avenge the killings of Muslims in riots a few months earlier.
The special court said that Yakub Memon, a chartered accountant, was given the death penalty for playing an important role in the bombing conspiracy.
A total of eight members of the Memon family were initially accused of masterminding the bombings and dispersing funds for the attacks.
Relatives of Yakub Memon, a convict in the trial of the 1993 Mumbai bombings, walk out of the court after meeting Memon at a special court in Mumbai July 27, 2007. Memon, who plotted and arranged financing for India’s worst bombings was sentenced to death on Friday, the 12th person to be handed capital punishment over the attacks that killed 257 people in 1993. Yakub Memon, a brother of the main accused, fugitive Tiger Memon, was the last of those convicted in the case for whom prosecutors had sought the death sentence. (REUTERS/Arko Datta)