Has President Pranab Mukherjee rejected Yakub Memon's mercy plea?

 Even as the Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to stay the execution slated for tomorrow of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, the lone death row convict in 1993 Mumbai blasts case, rejecting his last ditch plea to escape the gallows, reports are coming that President Pranab Mukherjee has rejected his mercy plea.

Has President Pranab Mukherjee rejected Yakub Memon's mercy plea?
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Delhi: Even as the Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to stay the execution slated for tomorrow of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, the lone death row convict in 1993 Mumbai blasts case, rejecting his last ditch plea to escape the gallows, reports are coming that President Pranab Mukherjee has rejected his mercy plea.

Sources said that after President rejected his plea, Yakub is all set to be hanged tomorrow.

The apex court today said that there was no "legal fallacy" in the issuance of death warrant by the TADA court in Mumbai on April 30 scheduling Yakub's execution for tomorrow in Nagpur, the day he turns 53.

"The issuance of death warrant is in order and we do not find any kind of legal fallacy," a bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra, Prafulla C Pant and Amitava Roy said, as per PTI.

The bench said the dismissal of curative petition by the senior most judges of the Supreme Court was correct.

 "In view of that we conclude that the curative petition decided by the three senior most judges cannot be faulted," the bench said, adding that it was not inclined to go into the issue of second mercy petition filed by Memon before the Maharashtra government after the dismissal of his curative petition on July 21. 

(With PTI inputs)

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