Yakub Memon Case: 8 Hours of Dramatic Developments

In a last-ditch attempt, Yakub Memon moved the Supreme Court to stop his execution, hours before he was set to be hanged. This is what happened:

Yakub Memon Case: 8 Hours of Dramatic Developments

Supreme Court announced its verdict at 4.50 am - it dismissed Memon's plea, clearing the way for his hanging.

Yakub Memon Case: 8 Hours of Dramatic Developments

The hearing on Memon's petition lasted over an hour and half

Yakub Memon Case: 8 Hours of Dramatic Developments

The hearing on Yakub Memon's plea against his hanging finally began at 3:18 am

Yakub Memon Case: 8 Hours of Dramatic Developments

Finally, hearing was shifted to the Supreme Court, which scheduled the hearing for 2.30 am.

Yakub Memon Case: 8 Hours of Dramatic Developments

Hearing was later scheduled at residence of one of the judges, Justice Dipak Misra's residence at Tuglak Road in New Delhi

Yakub Memon Case: 8 Hours of Dramatic Developments

Lawyers and activists first gathered at the residence of Chief Justice of India HL Dattu in New Delhi

Yakub Memon Case: 8 Hours of Dramatic Developments

Yakub Memon's lawyers move Supreme Court in a last-minute appeal at 9 pm on Wednesday against his execution