National Chronicle
National

Mumbai 1993 blasts convict Yusuf Memon dies in jail

Mumbai 1993 blasts convict Yusuf Memon dies in jail

Nashik (Maharashtra) :Yusuf Memon, one of the convicts of the March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, died in the Nashik Central Jail on Friday, officials said.

The younger brother of absconding prime conspirator Tiger Memon, Yusuf Memon was convicted for the terror strikes and was serving a life sentence.

The exact cause of the death is not yet clear and his body has been sent for an autopsy to a Dhule hospital, said an official.

Among other things, Yusuf Memon was found guilty of allowing the use of his premises in Mumbai for terror activities to Tiger Memon, who allegedly masterminded the attacks along with the fugitive mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar and others.

Incidentally, another of their brothers – Yakub Memon who was convicted and awarded a death penalty in the same case – was hanged in 2015 at the Nagpur Central Jail.

At least 315 persons were killed when 12 strategically bombs exploded in quick succession at various strategic locations like hotels, the BSE, the gold jewellery hub of Zaveri Bazar, Regional Passport Office, Shiv Sena Bhavan and other sites, on March 12, 1993, considered among the biggest terror acts globally.

Related posts

Coronavirus Lockdown: Son lodges FIR against father for not following Lock Down

NC Desk

Woman freelance journalist commits suicide, SP leader held

NC Team

Covid suspect missing from Hyderabad hospital found dead

IANS

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More