Yakub Memon's desperate attempts for mercy in his final hours

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

PTI| Last Updated: Jul 30, 2015, 12:35 PM IST

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

11 am (July 29) -- A 14-page mercy petition written by Memon is submitted to President Pranab Mukherjee's office.

4 pm (July 29) -- The President sends the mercy petition to Home ministry for necessary action.

8.30 pm -- Union Home Minister Rajnath drives to Rashtrapati Bhawan and conveys Government's decision rejecting Memon's mercy petition.

9.15 pm -- Union Home Secretary LC Goyal and Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar arrive at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

10.45 pm -- President rejects mercy petition of Memon.

10.45 pm -- noted lawyers Prashant Bushan and Anand Grover reach residence of Chief Justice of India Justice HL Dattu with a fresh petition seeking stay of death warrant.

11:30 pm -- Other judges arrive at Justice Dattu's residence.

01.00 am (July 30) -- Scene shifts to residence of senior Supreme Court judge Justice Dipak Misra's residence.

01.30 am -- Lawyers reach residence of Justice Misra.

01.35 am -- Three judges - Justices Mishra, Prafulla Chandra Pant, Amitava Roy - agree to meet at Supreme Court at 2.30 am.

02.10 am - A constable of Nagpur Central Jail hands over a letter to Memon's brother at a hotel in Nagpur.

02.30 am - Judges arrive in the apex court. Hearing deferred as delay in arrival of Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi.

03.20 am - Hearing on the review petition begins.

04.50 am - Court rejects the petition.