New Delhi: Yakub Memon, the sole 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict who was hanged till death at Maharashtra's Nagpur Central Jail on Thursday morning, was arrested in Nepal in 1994.
Memon was arrested while he was coming from Pakistan's Karachi via flight to Kathmandu.
He was carrying a passport in the name of Yusuf Ahmed and posed to be a businessman.
The moment Memon arrived at the Kathmandu airport, he was arrested by the Nepal Police and later handed over to India's premier investigating agency, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Reports say that the Yakub Memon came to Kathmandu to meet his lawyer and contemplate on possibilities of his return back to India.
Some reports also say that he wanted to come back to India to sell his properties.
Amid unprecedented security, Memon was hanged till death at Maharashtra's Nagpur Central Jail this morning.
Memon was sent to the gallows on his 53rd birthday today after failure of last-gasp efforts by his counsels to stall the execution that led the Supreme Court to hear his plea in the wee hours before throwing it out.
The Mumbai blasts convict was hanged at 6.35 am. A medical team at the jail pronounced him dead a short while later, at 7.01 am.
Memon was the first - and only convict out of 100 in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case - whose hanging was upheld by the Supreme Court.
The death sentence of 11 others was commuted to life.
A Mumbai Special Court had sentenced him to death in July 2007.
The death warrant was issued by a Special TADA Court judge on April 29, scheduling the execution for July 30.