Once named as the best chartered accountant by the Memon community, Yakub Abdul Razzak Memon is the first and only accused in the 1993 Bombay Blasts who will be hanged, on his birthday, July 30.
· In 1986, Memon enrolled in the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and completed study as a Chartered accountant in 1990
· In 1991, Memon founded the chartered accountancy firm 'Mehta & Memon Associates' with his childhood friend Chetan Mehta.
· The following year, they parted ways, and he founded another accountancy firm 'AR & Sons'. Named after his father, it was so successful that Memon won a "Best Chartered Accountant of the Year" award from the Memon community of Mumbai.
· He also formed the export company 'Tejrath International' to export meat products to the Persian Gulf region and Middle East.
· Memon did his M.A. in English Literature and Political Science in Nagpur jail through the Indira Gandhi National Open University.
· Yakub’s accounting firm was responsible for maintaining the finances of Tiger Memon’s illegal operations, which included lucrative silver smuggling.
· Yakub arranged finance for the entire 1993 terror operation and managed the disbursement of the money through co-accused Mulchand Shah, from a firm owned by Ayub Memon.
· Not only that, he arranged the air tickets for the 15 youths who were sent for arms and ammunition training to Pakistan. He also made arrangements for their lodging and bought motor vehicles which were used while planting explosives.
· He had illegal possession of explosives with a strong intent to attack and destroy lives.
· He was first sentenced on July 27, 2007, by the Tada Court in Mumbai for the following crimes:
§ Criminal Conspiracy under Section 120 B of the Indian Penal Code.
§ Aiding, abetting and facilitating in a terrorist Act under Section 3 of TADA.
§ Illegal possession and transportation of arms and ammunition under Sections 5, 6 of TADA.
It is worth to note, no matter how much educated you are, education gets you a respectful life. By no means it should be misused. Motherland comes first, before anything.
Source : WIKI