SC's Yakub verdict 'partial justice' to blasts victims: Congress

The Congress on Wednesday termed the Supreme Court's refusal to stay the execution of Yakub Memon as "partial justice to the 1993 Mumbai blasts victims" and said that justice would be complete when the government brings back his brother Tiger Memon from Pakistan.

PTI| Updated: Jul 29, 2015, 20:53 PM IST

New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday termed the Supreme Court's refusal to stay the execution of Yakub Memon as "partial justice to the 1993 Mumbai blasts victims" and said that justice would be complete when the government brings back his brother Tiger Memon from Pakistan.

"Indian National Congress looks at it as shape of conclusion of a judicial process as also partial justice to the 1993 Bombay blasts victims.

"Full justice would be done when the government of the day brings back Tiger Memon from Pakistan where he has been given shelter," Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.

He was reacting to the Supreme Court's decision to refuse to stay the execution slated for tomorrow of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, the lone death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case.

Rejecting his last ditch plea to escape the gallows, the apex court said 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.