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1993 Mumbai blast case: Tiger Memon’s brother will get parole with out police escort

The Supreme Court of Bombay granted parole in 1993 to the serial explosion convict Essa Memon alias Anjum, the brother of the fugitive main suspect Tiger Memon, who was convicted in Mumbai. Essa Memon has served 26 years in prison to date.

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The Supreme Court of Bombay granted parole in 1993 to the serial explosion convict Essa Memon alias Anjum, the brother of the fugitive main defendant Tiger Memon. Essa Memon has served 26 years in prison to date.

Essa Memon stated in court that he was affected by the onerous condition when he granted his request for parole.

According to Memon, the condition imposed on him to pay the police escort’s costs for a three-day suspended sentence was unsustainable.

On June 26, one of Memon’s brothers died while applying for suspended sentence. The superintendent of the Nashik Prison, where Memon is being held, granted him three days’ relief on condition that he or his relatives lodge charges of police escort for those three days. Memon was asked to deposit Rs 70,000 per day.

Memon told the Supreme Court that the religious rituals, including the 40th day program, could not be organized, despite the fact that his brother died on June 26 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. After the strict lockdown was eased somewhat, Memon informed the court that the rituals would begin on January 28, but that the main ritual would take place on January 29.

The court ruled that the reasons given by Memon “are plausible against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic. A political decision was also made to grant the convicts a suspended sentence for Covid”.

The court granted seven days probation, but without a police escort. Memon and his family are supposed to take part in his brother’s last rites. On the third and sixth days of his release, he was asked for a report at the Kurla Police Station.

Tiger Menon’s sister-in-law Rubina was recently paroled by the Bombay Supreme Court for her daughter’s wedding in the first week of January.

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