A30 INDIA SPECIAL/THE HANGING India Abroad August 7, 2015
TIMELINE: THE UNPRECEDENTED
LATE-NIGHT BATTLE TO SAVE YAKUB MEMON The Day BeFore hIS exeCUTIon, yaKUB MeMon’S LaWyerS MaDe SeveraL aTTeMPTS To Save hIS LIFe. a ChronoLoGy oF evenTS:
a 14-page mercy petition written by Memon is submitted to President Pranab Mukherjee's office. The President sends the mercy petition to the home ministry for necessary action. home Minister rajnath drives to rashtrapati Bhavan and conveys the government's decision rejecting Memon's mercy petition. home Secretary L C Goyal and Solicitor General ranjit Kumar arrive at rashtrapati Bhavan. President rejects mercy petition. Lawyers Prashant Bhushan and anand Grover reach the residence of the Chief Justice of India Justice h L Dattu with a fresh petition seeking stay of the death warrant.
other judges arrive at Chief Justice Dattu's residence. Scene shifts to senior Supreme Court Justice Dipak Misra's residence. Lawyers reach the residence of Justice Misra. other lawyers reach the residence of Justice Misra.
Judges arrive in the apex court. hearing deferred as there is a delay in the arrival of attorney General Mukul rohtagi. hearing on the review petition begins. Court rejects the petition. yakub Memon is hanged in nagpur Jail.
a constable from the nagpur Central Jail hands over a letter to Memon's brother at a hotel in nagpur.