SC grants interim bail to Yusuf Memon
SC grants interim bail to 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict, who was sentenced to life imprisonment by a TADA court.delhi Updated: Feb 29, 2008 16:56 IST
The Supreme Court on Friday granted interim bail to 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yusuf Abdul Razak Memon, who was sentenced to life imprisonment by a TADA court.
After going through Yusuf's medical report placed before it by the CBI, a Bench headed by Chief Justice KG Balakrisnan directed that he be released on bail till July 14.
The court said that it would review Yusuf's bail before extending it further.
Appearing for Yusuf, senior advocate Harish Salve contended that the medical report confirmed that his client was suffering from schizophrenia and needed a supportive environment, which could not be provided in jail.
"Since 1992 he has been a patient of schizophrenia. He is not in right state of mind, so grant him bail," Salve said.
The CBI also did not strongly oppose Yusuf's plea and said that the court should review his interim bail after every three months.
Earlier, the apex court while hearing Yusuf's bail plea on February 12 had directed CBI to conduct medical examination of the convict and file a report.
Yusuf is related to absconding accused and mastermind of the blasts Tiger Memon. The court had on February 12 declined to grant bail to the convicts who have been awarded life sentence by the TADA Court.