Yusuf Memon: 1993 Mumbai Serial Blast Convict dies in Nashik Prison

On June 26, 2020, the 1993 Mumbai serial blast convict Yusuf Memon died at Nashik Prison. He is the brother of absconding accused Tiger Memon.

Highlights

Tiger Memon was the mastermind of the 1993 Mumbai blasts. He was alleged along with the gangster Dawood Ibrahim. Yusuf was accused for allowing his garage and flat for terrorist activities. The special TADA court had sentenced him to life imprisonment.

Yakub Memon, the third brother was convicted in the case and hanged in 2015.

What is TADA?

TADA is Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) act. It is an anti-terrorism law that was enforced in 1985 and modified in 1987 after Punjab insurgency. It is the first anti-terrorism law that was legislated by Government of India to counter terrorist activities in the country. The court set up under the act is called TADA court.

1993 Serial Bomb Blast

On March 12, 1993, a car bomb exploded in the basement of Bombay Stock Exchange building. The 28 storey building was severly damaged due to the bomb blast. It was followed by a series of 12 bomb blasts.

The blast killed 250 persons and injured 100s.

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