New Delhi: Yusuf Memon, a 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case convict and a brother of absconding accused Tiger Memon, died of a heart attack today morning. He was 54 and serving life imprisonment at Nashik Road Prison in Maharashtra’s Nashik district. Also Read - Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah New Episodes Update: Asit Modi Says 'We Are Not in a Race to Resume Shooting'
According to a report, Memon collapsed while brushing his teeth at around 10 am today. Also Read - First Day of Unlock 2: India Crosses 6 Lakh-mark in COVID Count, 4 States Record Highest Number of Cases | Top Developments
Nashik police commissioner Vishwas Nangre-Patil confirmed Memon’s death. Also Read - No Lalbaugcha Raja Ganapati to be Installed on Ganeshotsav in Mumbai Due to Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic
While Tiger Memon was allegedly the mastermind of the blasts conspiracy alongwith fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim, Yusuf was accused of allowing his flat and garage at Al-Husseini building in Mumbai for terrorist activities.
A special TADA court had sentenced him to life imprisonment.
Yakub Memon, another Memon brother who was arrested in the case, was hanged in 2015.
At least 250 persons were killed and hundreds were injured when 12 blasts ripped through Mumbai on March 12, 1993.
(With agency inputs)