Yakub Memon's last-ditch efforts to avoid execution

Timeline of last-ditch efforts made by condemned prisoner Yakub Memon, convicted of 1993 Mumbai blasts, who was hanged in Nagpur jail on Thursday morning.

1 11 a.m. (July 29): A 14—page mercy petition written by Memon is submitted to President Pranab Mukherjee’s office. >Read more
2 4 p.m. (July 29): The President sends the mercy petition to Home ministry for necessary action. >Read more
3 8.30 p.m. (July 29): Union Home Minister Rajnath drives to Rashtrapati Bhawan and conveys Government’s decision rejecting Memon’s mercy petition. >Read more
4 9.15 p.m. (July 29): Union Home Secretary L.C. Goyal and Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar arrive at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
5 10.45 p.m. (July 29): President rejects mercy petition of Memon. >Read more
6 10.45 p.m. (July 29): Noted lawyers Prashant Bhushan and Anand Grover reach residence of Chief Justice of India Justice H.L. Dattu with a fresh petition seeking stay of death warrant. >Read more
7 11:30 p.m. (July 29): Other judges arrive at Justice Dattu’s residence.
8 01.00 a.m. (July 30): Scene shifts to residence of senior Supreme Court judge Justice Dipak Misra’s residence. >Read more
9 01.30 a.m. (July 30): Lawyers reach residence of Justice Misra.
10 01.35 a.m.(July 30): Three judges — Justices Mishra, Prafulla Chandra Pant, Amitava Roy — agree to meet at Supreme Court at 2.30 AM.
11 02.10 a.m. (July 30): A constable of Nagpur Central Jail hands over a letter to Memon’s brother at a hotel in Nagpur.
12 02.30 a.m. (July 30): Judges arrive in the apex court. Hearing deferred as delay in arrival of Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi.
13 03.20 a.m. (July 30): Hearing on the review petition begins. >Read more
14 04.50 a.m. (July 30): Court rejects the petition. >Read more
15 6.35 a.m. (July 30): Yakub Memom hanged >Read more

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