1993 Mumbai blasts accused Yeda Yakub, close aide of Dawood Ibrahim, dies in Pakistan
Yakub Wali Mohammad Khan alias Yeda Yakub, one of the key accused in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, has died of heart attack in Pakistan's port city Karachi, reports said on Friday.
New Delhi: Yakub Wali Mohammad Khan alias Yeda Yakub, one of the key accused in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, has died of heart attack in Pakistan's port city Karachi, reports said on Friday.
However, there is no official confirmation about Yeda's death.
Yeda, considered to be a close associate of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, died of a massive heart attack on Wednesday. He was unwell for last 2-3 months.
Meanwhile, commenting on Yeda's death, Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria said that some sources have confirmed his death in Pakistan.
Yeda is survived by his wife and two sons who reside in Mumbai.
Reports say that two sons of Yeda Yakub are allegedly involved in large-scale illegal construction in the financial capital.
Anis and Imran – the two sons of Yeda Yakub, run a construction company by the name of MK Builders.
Last week on July 30, Yakub Memon, the lone 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict whose death sentence was upheld by the Supreme Court, was hanged to death.
Memon, who turned 53 on the same day, was hanged at Nagpur Central Prison at 7 am, the time set by the TADA court for execution of his death warrant.
The SC had described Yakub as the "driving spirit" behind the 12 coordinated blasts on March 12, 1993, that left 257 dead and 713 wounded.