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Security tightened in Mumbai on alert ahead of Memon’s execution

Mumbai Police

Mumbai- A day before the hanging of the sole death-row convict of 1993 Mumbai blasts case Yakub Abdul Razzak Memon in Nagpur, the police have tightened security in India’s financial capital.

Memon would be hanged tomorrow morning as the Supreme Court today rejected his plea seeking stay to the execution.

According to police sources, senior police officials here have requested the Muslim religious and community leaders not to make any public statement or speech about Memon after the hanging.

If an inflammatory speech or a remark is made, the police would take prompt action, sources said.

All Deputy Commissioners, Additional Commissioners and Assistant Commissioners of Police have been deployed in sensitive areas in the city.

The Quick Response Teams of police, formed after the 26/11 terrorist attacks, have also been deployed at a few places including the Al Hussaini building in Mahim area where the Memon family lives.

As a preventive measure police have also rounded up several miscreants especially those who have police record.

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