Tiger Memon

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Ibrahim Mushtaq Abdul Razak Nadim Memon
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Tiger Memon
Born (1960-11-24) 24 November 1960 (age 53)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Terrorist, Mobster
Spouse(s) Seema Chaudhary
Children 2

Ibrahim Mushtaq Abdul Razak Nadim Memon, better known by his nickname Tiger Memon, is an Indian terrorist and one of the prime suspects in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case. He is wanted by Interpol and the CBI. He is a member of D-Company and is a trusted lieutenant of its leader, Dawood Ibrahim.[1] He got the nickname 'Tiger' after helping a drugs and weapons smuggler to evade the grips of the Crime Branch of Mumbai Police by driving his car dangerously over 100 km/h on one way roads.

1993 Bombay bombings[edit]

His role as the prime accused in the blasts (along with Dawood Ibrahim) has been confirmed by the Special Court after the conviction of the other accused in the case.[2]

On September 12, 2006, the special TADA court, hearing the long-drawn case around the 1993 Bombay bombings, convicted four members of the Memon family: Yakub, Essa, Rubina and Yusuf. Three other members of the Memon family — Suleiman, Hanifa and Rahil — have been acquitted with the judge giving them the benefit of doubt. The four Memons have been held guilty on charges of conspiring and abetting acts of terror. They face jail terms ranging from a minimum of five years to life imprisonment. Yakub Memon, the brother of prime accused 'Tiger' Memon, has been charged for possession of unauthorised arms.[3][4]

Execution of Death

The Supreme Court on June 2, 2014 stayed the execution of death row convict Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, a key conspirator along with Dawood Ibrahim in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.

Yakub Memon, the younger brother of Tiger Memon, who was arrested by Nepal police at Kathmandu Airport and handed over to CBI of India, has been sentenced to death. Three other family members have been given life imprisonment. Rubina, the sister-in-law of Tiger Memon, escaped the death penalty as she is a woman. Yusuf and Essa have been given a life sentence. Yakub was under treatment for depression.[5]

In popular culture[edit]

The activities of Tiger Memon were a major part of Anurag Kashyap's film Black Friday (2004), which is based on the 1993 Bombay bombings. Memon was played by Bollywood actor Pavan Malhotra.

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