Yakub Memon, convicted in the March 12, 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, was hanged till death at the Nagpur Central Jail in Maharashtra on Thursday morning. His execution came after 24 hours of dramatic developments during which the execution was cleared twice by the Supreme Court and once by President Pranab Mukherjee.
As Yakub Memon makes headlines , here is a look at five prominent executions in the last 25 years which made headlines and history.
Hanged on: November 21, 2012 at the Yerwada Central Jail, Pune, Maharashtra
Who: A Pakistani militant of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT)
Crime: Kasab, along with 9 other terrorists, went around spraying bullets at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus during the 2008 Mumbai attack, in which more than 150 people were killed and 600 others injured. Kasab was the only attacker to be caught alive.
Hanged on: April 27, 1995 at Salem Central Prison, Tamil Nadu
Who: An auto-rickshaw driver in Chennai
Crime: Shankar was hanged after found guilty of six murders over a period of two years in 1987-88. According to a report in The Hindu, the victims were either burnt after being killed or were buried inside residential houses.
Harjinder Singh Jinda and Sukhdev Singh Sukha
(Photos: HT File)