Yakub, a chartered accountant and brother of fugitive terror mastermind Tiger Memon, was sentenced to death by a TADA court in 2007 after being found guilty of charges of criminal conspiracy and for arranging finances and managing its disbursement through the co-accused in the Mumbai serial blasts.

Upholding the Mumbai TADA court's verdict, the Apex Court had in March last year said that it is not a hyperbole to state that he was one of the driving spirits behind the plan.
Yakub had applied for a Presidential pardon in October last year.
Yakub was arrested from the Kathmandu airport in 1994. He was later described by the TADA court as being the mastermind, who played a key role in the conspiracy.
The multiple blasts had claimed 257 lives and left over 713 others injured.


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