Yakub Memon's last words before he was hanged - 'I pardon you'
You people are just doing your duty, so I forgive you – said Yakub Memon just before he was hanged in Nagpur Central Jail on July 30, 2015.
Mumbai: You people are just doing your duty, so I forgive you – said Yakub Memon just before he was hanged in Nagpur Central Jail on July 30, 2015.
As per a report in The India Express, he also said that only he and his God knew the truth.
Yakub, the lone 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict was hanged after dramatic last-ditch legal manoeuvres by his lawyers to stall his execution ended in failure, .
The report also quoted sources as saying that Yakub was composed just before his hanging and was not shaky.
Memon turned 53 on the day he was at 7 am, the hour set by the TADA court for execution of his death warrant.
His body was later handed over to his brother Suleman and cousin Usman and was then flown to Mumbai for the last rites, as per PTI.
The execution of Yakub had been described by the Supreme Court as the "driving spirit" behind the 12 coordinated blasts on March 12, 1993, that left 257 dead and 713 wounded.
(With Agency inputs)