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Yakub Memon buried in Mumbai

Following the Supreme Court's rejection of >Yakub Memon's mercy plea, he was executed at Nagpur jail at 6:35 am.

The apex court Bench comprising of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Prafulla C. Pant and Justice Amitava Roy heard a last-ditch attempt by Memon to get some reprieve from his >imminent execution.

Memon's body was handed over to his family members and flown to Mumbai. Mumbai Police have tightened the security outside Memon's residence in Mahim.

4.40 pm: Yakub Memon's body reaches the Chandanwadi burial grounds at Marine Lines. Funeral is on right now.

3: 15 pm: There is heavy security outside the burial ground at Bada Qabrastan Charni Road in Mumbai. Photo: Omar Rashid

3 pm: The scene at Mahim now. Photo: Vivek Bendre

01:45 pm Police makes frequent announcements urging public to refrain from sloganeering or taking out procession.

01:30 pm: Mumbai police gives strict orders, says no photography or videography of Yakub Memon's body allowed.

01:10 pm: Yakub Memon's body arrives at Mahim. Police appeals to the large crowd gathered around the ambulance to maintain order, reports Shubhomoy Sikdar

01:00 pm: Yakub's body taken to his residence in Mahim from Mumbai airport. Family members accompanied the body.

12:23 pm The body of Yakub Memon is likely to be taken to his Mahim residence and then to bada kabrastan for burial. Heavy security deployed across city, reports Rahi Gaikwad

12:18 pm Yakub Memon's body reaches Mumbai airport

12:07 pm Anti-riot Rapid Action Force deployed outside Memon's residence in Mumbai

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11:30 am: Armed police personnel and teams of the Central Industrial Security Force, some in bullet proof vests, are stationed at various points at the Mumbai airport, turning it into a fortress. >Read more

11:20 am: There is tight security at the Mumbai airport where Memon's body will be flown in for last rites, reports Rahi Gaikwad.

The scene at the Mumbai airport.

10:40 am Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria reaches Mahim where Memon's family stays, to take stock of security arrangements.

Heavy security deployed near Al Husseini Building in Mahim, Mumbai, where Yakub Memon's family lives. Photo: Vivek Bendre

10:35 am Quick Response Team commandoes have been deployed at Shiv Sena Bhavan at Shivaji Park, Mumbai, says Manasi Deshpande

10:30 am Indigo flight carrying the body of Yakub Memon is expected to reach Mumbai by 12:30 pm, reports Rahi Gaikwad

10:12 am People are gathering outside Yakub Memon's Mumbai residence, reports Shubhomoy Sikdar





09:54 am Security has been beefed up at Mumbai airport, says Rahi Gaikwad





09:50 am Yakub Memon's body to be flown to Mumbai from Nagpur by an air-ambulance

09:44 am An ambulance, escorted by two police vehicles, leaves from Nagpur Central towards Nagpur airport, reports Pavan Dahat

09:32 am Memon's lawyer Anil Gedam says Yakub's body will be handed over to his family, who will take it to Mumbai for funeral.

09:22 am The entire hanging operation was witnessed by a magistrate and video recorded, as per norms, prision officials tell IANS.

09:15 am The body of Yakub Memon has been taken for an autopsy.

09:01 am The jail authorities declined a demand to hand over the body to Memon’s family and will go ahead with the burial at an isolated area inside the sprawling jail premises after the autopsy report is received.

09:00 am Memon will be buried inside the Nagpur Central Jail complex, official sources said to IANS

08:35 am Police likely to impose strict conditions, like no procession, says our Nagpur correspondent Pavan Dahat

08:34 am: Suleiman and Usman have gone into the jail.

08:07 am: A sealed envelope was reportedly given to Sulaiman Memon at 2:13 a.m.

08:05 am: Yakub's brother Suleiman and cousin Usman leave Hotel Dwarka towards Nagpur jail, Pavan Dahat reports

07:55 am: OB vans of media lined up near Nagpur central prison. Photo: S. Sudershan

07:50 am: Yakub's body is likely to be handed over to his brother Sulaiman Memon and cousin Usman.

07:45 am: 405 persons have been detained so far under various preventive provisions, Mumbai Police says

07:40 am: No family member was present at the jail during execution. Suleiman Memon and Usman, who were camping in Nagpur, were at a local hospital. Authorities yet to decide whether to hand over the body to the family. Suleiman had made an application to jail authorities requesting that his remains be handed over to him.

07:25 am: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who also holds the charge of the state home department, is expected to make the announcement over Yakub’s execution at 11 am in the State assembly.

07:20 am: This is India’s third execution since it lifted its informal eight-year moratorium on executions in December 2012. >Yakub Memon and the story of the death penalty, so far

07:15 am: His body was sent for an autopsy by a medical team from a Nagpur government hospital, before being cleared for the last rites.

07:10 am: Memon was hanged at 6.35 a.m. and a medical team pronounced him dead a short while later, prison officials said.

07:05 am: Memon was sent to the gallows — on his 54th birthday on Thursday — after several of his court appeals and clemency petitions were rejected by various courts.

06:51 am Yakub Memon hanged at 6:35 am - IANS

06:50 am: Nagpur jail has been cordoned off ahead of Yakub Memon's execution

06:45 am: Yakub Memon was woken up at 3.30 a.m. on Thursday, permitted a warm bath and provided a set of fresh clothes — hours ahead of his scheduled hanging.

Arrangements to offer namaz and read the Holy Quran were made for Memon at the Nagpur central jail.

He was offered a breakfast of his choice and he then underwent a final medical examination prior to hanging.

6:20 am: In order to avoid disturbance or traffic congestion, Police has advised media vehicles to be parked away from the road next to Memon's residence, reports Shubhumoy Sikdar.

6:11 am: Shubhumoy Sikdar tweets from outside Yakub Memon's residence in Mumbai.





5:40 am: Krishnadas Rajagopal narrates the unprecedented early morning hearing of Yakub Memon seeking mercy for one last time. >Full story

5.05 a.m.: Rejection of first mercy petition by President could have been assailed before this court: SC.





5.04 a.m.: SC says ample opportunity was granted to the convict after the rejection of the first mercy petition.





4.59 a.m.: SC rejects Memon's plea to stall execution after unprecedented early morning hearing.

4.20 a.m.: Memon's petition is not maintainable: AG.





4.13 a.m.: The gameplan is to prolong the stay in jail for years to get the death sentence commuted: AG.

4.12 a.m.: Grover responds: They are hell bent on executing Memon this morning.

4.05 a.m.: Death warrant upheld just 10 hours ago by three judges cannot be quashed: AG.

4.00 a.m.: Opposing stay on hanging, AG Mukul Rohatgi says this (fresh plea of Memon) is abusing the system.

3.59 a.m.: Lawyer says convict has the right to receive copy of rejection of mercy plea.

3.57 a.m.: Lawyer questions how the President rejected the fresh mercy plea in a short time.

3.56 a.m.: Lawyer argues nearest legal aid centre has to be informed about rejection but cannot be done because it was in the night.

3.50 a.m.: Grover says Memon has right to challenge rejection of mercy plea.

3.45 a.m.: Yakub Memon's lawyer Anand Grover argues that a death row convict is entitled to 14 days reprieve after rejection of mercy plea for various.

3.20 a.m.: Special hearing in Supreme Court on Yakub Memon's last minute plea to stay his hanging begins.





Memon’s mercy petition was earlier >rejected by the president on Wednesday, wherein, he raised fresh grounds for clemency — commuting his death sentence to life imprisonment.

Justice Dipak Misra headed the three-judges bench of the Supreme Court which had on Wednesday rejected Memon’s plea seeking stay of his execution and quashing of the death warrant.

Exercises were earlier on for constituting a bench to hear a petition by Memon seeking postponement of his death sentence.

In the early hours of Thursday, a senior registrar of Supreme Court reached the residence of Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu in connection with exercising related to the hearing of the petition.

(With agency inputs)

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