SC gives no relief to schizophrenic Yusuf Memon

Last Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 23:05

New Delhi: The 1993 Mumbai blasts absconding mastermind Tiger Memon`s brother`s plea seeking relief from his conviction and life sentence on the ground of him being a chronic schizophrenic was today dismissed by the Supreme Court.
The apex court dismissed Yusuf Memon`s appeal, agreeing with CBI`s submission that the Memons, including Yusuf, Rubina and Essa resided together at Al-Hussaini building and were present when several conspiratorial meetings had taken place in the their flats in that building.

"It is, therefore, clear that they knew about the conspiracy and facilitated the commission of acts pursuant to the said conspiracy," the court said.

Yusuf had in his appeal told the court that he is suffering from chronic schizophrenia and the flat at Al-Hussaini was purchased by his father jointly with him since his father was managing his savings.

He had also taken the plea of his clear antecedents.


First Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 23:05

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