[caption id="attachment_94438" align="aligncenter" width="700"] 1993 Mumbai blasts accused Yakub Memon (Imaging: Shivam Agrawal)[/caption]
A recent photograph that has appeared on the internet is said to be of 1993 Mumbai blasts accused Yakub Memon, seen sporting a long white beard and his face looks worn out.
The picture has appeared days before his 58th Birthday which falls on 30th July. Earlier it was stated that he is likely to be hanged on the same day but Supreme Court put stay on his hanging and referred the case to a larger bench.
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Memon had submitted the plea seeking 'stay on his execution' which Supreme Court accepted on Tuesday.
The Indian Central Bureau of Investigation claims that Memon was arrested at New Delhi railway station on August 5, 1994. However, Memon claims that he surrendered to police in Nepal on the July 28, 1994.
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Yakoob was arrested with a briefcase which contained a recording of a conversation he had had in Karachi.
Memon and 11 others were slapped with the death penalty by the special TADA court in July 2007 for the 1993 bomb blasts in which 257 people were killed and 712 were injured.
The apex court by its March 21, 2013 verdict upheld his death sentence while commuting the death sentence of 10 others (one having died subsequently) to life imprisonment.