Amid intense Yakub Memon hanging debate, his last words revealed

Amid intense Yakub Memon hanging debate, his last words revealed

There are many versions to what transpired moments before Yakub’s hanging and latest among them suggests that Yakub Memon had resigned to his fate but till the very last breath he claimed innocence.

While counsels were pleading before the Supreme Court in Delhi over his mercy petition, Yakub Memon was taking a deep sleep inside his prison cell some 1000km away in Nagpur. The lone convict of the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case was probably aware of his fate. Memon was hanged on the day he would have celebrated his 53rd birthday after a 21-year-long battle to clear his name from the list of people who plotted and planned the blasts.

There are many versions to what transpired moments before Yakub’s hanging and latest among them suggests that Yakub Memon had resigned to his fate but till the very last breath he claimed innocence.

Main aur mera rab hi janta hai ki asliyat kya hai. Aap log toh duty kar rahe hain isliye main aapko maaf karta hoon (I and my God know the truth. You people are just doing your duty, so I forgive you),” were Yakub Memon’s last words before being escorted to the hanging platform, a report in The Indian Express said.

The report said Yakub, who was hanged on July 31 at 7.00 am in Nagpur jail, was calm and composed when he was brought out of his barrack. Several media reports have earlier described how Memon kept telling jail officials that he was paying price for the sins committed by his brother Tiger Memon.

Last wish not fulfilled

Moments before his hanging, Yakub Memon had reportedly desired of meeting his daughter – Zubeida. The jail administration, however, arranged a telephonic conversation with his daughter. Yakub’s last wish remained unfulfilled. Reports say he even spoke to his brother Usman and Suleiman and requested them to take care of his wife and daughter.

When Memon had returned to India from his hideout in Pakistan in 1994, his wife was pregnant with Zubeida. He shared a very special relationship with his daughter, people close to Memons say.

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