Yakub, brother of absconding accused Ibrahim Mushtaq 'Tiger' Memon, was alleged to be one of the conspirators in the case.

While Tiger and his kin were suspected to have escaped to Pakistan after the 1993 blasts, Yakub returned to India with a few family members and was later tried by a TADA court.

"The order of dismissal of Yakub's review petition is significant because Yakub had challenged the death penalty awarded to him on the ground that those who had planted bombs in cars and other places were awarded life sentence while conspirators were given death penalty," Nikam, who led the prosecution in this case, said while reacting to the Supreme Court order.

The Supreme Court judgement will send a strong signal in the society that those who hatch conspiracy to commit crime should be held more responsible than the ones who execute it.

Yakub was a chartered accountant and the most educated member of the Memon family. He was convicted in the 1993 serial blasts case in which 257 persons were killed.

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