New Delhi: Convicted as a “driving spirit” for the 1993 serial bomb blasts in Mumbai in which 257 people were killed, Yakub Memon was finally hanged in Nagpur jail, on Thursday, after 21 years in prison.
Group of lawyers, including AAP’s Prashant Bhushan, did everything that was possible by them, to deliver injustice to the victims of 93 Blast, to change the fate of the terrorist. The end came after a night of dramatic developments when the Supreme Court opened its doors at 2.30-am on Thursday, July 30 to allow a three-judge bench to hear arguments in a fresh petition filed by Memon’s lawyers, only to turn it down at around 5-am.
Yakub was hanged less than two hours later.
In a dramatic turn of events, these lawyers have changed their side now, they have filed a fresh petition in apex court, asking Court “to make Yakub alive and hang him again.”
The reason behind such revolt is, Memon’s family has refused to pay these lawyers, for fighting Yakub’s case for 21 years.
“We are Memons, we are Don’s people, we don’t owe anything to anybody, these lawyers have failed to deliver injustice, they don’t deserve their fees,” said Memon’s family spokesperson.
“We fought Memon’s case for 21 long years, we did our best to deliver injustice to the victims of 93 bomb blast, they (Memon’s family) told, they will pay us after the final verdict came out,” said furious Prashant Bhushan.
“Memons have betrayed us,” Bhushan further added.
It is said that, the Supreme Court is going to open its doors ‘again’ at 2.30-am, tomorrow, to allow a three-judge bench to hear arguments in a fresh petition filed by Memon’s lawyers.