Tiger Memon

Tiger Memon

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Tiger Memon Profile

  • Name:
  • Tiger Memon
  • Born:
  • November 24, 1960

Tiger Memon Biography

Ibrahim Mushtaq Abdul Razak Nadim Menon, shortly called Tiger Memon is a terrorist and one of the prime suspects in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case. A member of D-Company, he along with his brother Yakub Menon assisted the underworld don Dawood Ibrahim to carry away the execution of the infamous 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts which killed 357 innocent people and injured 717. This serial bomb blast was first one of this kind across the world till then, and was conducted in the densely populated areas of Mumbai city, then known by the name Bombay. A series of 13 bomb explosions were held at public places, starting one with BSE. Since then, this notorious criminal is a wanted criminal for Interpol and the CBI. Bollywood movie – Black Friday directed by Anurag Kashyap and Babu Janardhanan's Malayalam film Mumbai March 12 are based on the bomb blasts.

 

On 12 March 1993, the unfortunate Bombay bombing happened, that killed hundreds of people. A car exploded in the basement of the Mumbai Stock Exchange building at 1.30 pm, followed by similar bomb blasts at Mandvi Branch Corporation Bank near Masjid and 11 more places. Many hotels, Air India building, banks and markets were targeted and bombs were placed in cars and scooters. A double decker bus was also bombed and Fishermen's Colony, apparently targeting Hindus. According to Indian authorities, Dawood Ibrahim and Tiger were financially assisted by Yakub, to handle the blasts, and trained 15 youths for this operation. He was also involved in the planning and execution of the operation. Yakub was arrested at New Delhi railway station on 5 August 1994. In 2007, he was found guilty and sentenced to death. He was executed by hanging in Nagpur Central Jail at around 6:30 am on 30 July 2015.

 

Tiger was born in Mumbai in 1960. He became a member of Dawood Ibrahim’s gang. He once helped a petty drugs and weapons smuggler to escape from the grips of Crime Branch Mumbai, which earned him the nickname – Tiger. Dawood Ibrahim organized the whole operation of 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case, with the help of two brothers – Tiger Memon and Yakub Memon. While Yakub funded the money through proper channels and trained 15 people, Tiger Memon played the most significant role in executing the plan killing hundreds of people. He is the prime accused of Mumbai bomb blasts. Three other members of his Memon family were acquitted, with the benefit of doubt.

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Updated: January 19, 2016

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