Yusuf Memon gets bail from Supreme CourtFebruary 29th, 2008 - 7:36 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday granted on medical grounds interim bail to Yusuf Abdul Razak Memon, sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the 1993 Mumbai serial bombings. A bench consisting of Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan and Justice R.V. Raveendran granted him bail till July 14, saying it would review his medical condition every three months before extending it.
Memon is suffering from chronic schizophrenia, according to a medical report. The bench granted him bail after examining the report by a panel constituted on the apex court’s Feb 12 order.
Appearing for Memon, senior advocate Harish Salve pleaded that the medical report confirmed that his client was suffering from chronic schizophrenia and needed a supportive environment that could not be made available in jail.
“Since 1992 he has been a patient of schizophrenia. He is not in the right state of mind,” said Salve, pleading for bail for his client.
The bench eventually granted bail as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) did not strongly oppose the plea.
Yusuf Memon, brother of absconding accused and mastermind of the blasts Tiger Memon, had been convicted for life for allowing his houses to be used for conspiracy meetings and storage of arms and explosives. He had also given the van for the terror attack.
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