Yakub Memon's mercy plea rejected by Maharashtra Governor Vidyasagar Rao

Maharashtra Governor Vidyasagar Rao has rejected the mercy plea of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon, Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said on Wednesday.

Last Updated: Jul 29, 2015, 17:57 PM IST

Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor Vidyasagar Rao has rejected the mercy plea of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon, Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said on Wednesday.

Memon's plea was rejected by the Maharashtra Governor shortly after the Supreme Court dismissed his plea seeking stay on his execution slated for tomorrow.

The 1993 Mumbai terror blasts convict had submitted the clemency plea before the Maharashtra Governor last week citing several grounds for reprieve.

With Supreme Court's rejection of his curative plea and Rao denying his clemency plea, the mercy petition pending before President Pranab Mukherjee is Memon's last hope ahead of his execution scheduled on July 27.