The hanging of Yakub, a chartered accountant by profession, was carried out at 7 am sharp. PTI File Photo
- Yakub Memon woken up three hours before hanging
- 21:02 HRS IST
- Nagpur: Yakub Memon was woken up from his solitary prison cell here at 4am today, three hours before his scheduled execution time, as the task of preparing the only death row convict in the 1993 blasts case for the gallows went off without any hitch. The preparations for the hanging at the Nagpur Central Prison were underway much before a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court, 1050 km away in Delhi, pronounced its order at 4.50am, ending the last hope of a reprieve for Yakub on his 53rd birthday today.