Nagpur: Yakub Memon, 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict, was woken up at 3.30 a.m. on Thursday, permitted a warm bath and provided a set of fresh clothes — hours ahead of his scheduled hanging.

Arrangements to offer namaz and read the Holy Quran were made for Memon at the Nagpur central jail.

He was offered a breakfast of his choice and he then underwent a final medical examination prior to hanging.

Full information was provided to him on why he is being hanged by a magistrate.

Available reports from various sources indicate that Memon had reportedly not eaten since Wednesday, but his health – both mental and physical – was within normal parameters, according to two medical check-ups done on him.

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