Yakub Memon files fresh mercy plea with President

On a day when a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court is hearing the plea of Yakub Memon seeking stay on his execution, the 1993 Mumbai blasts convict on Wednesday filed a fresh mercy plea with the President, as per reports.

Last Updated: Jul 29, 2015, 14:30 PM IST
Yakub Memon files fresh mercy plea with President

New Delhi: On a day when a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court is hearing the plea of Yakub Memon seeking stay on his execution, the 1993 Mumbai blasts convict on Wednesday filed a fresh mercy plea with the President, as per reports.

Yakub is scheduled to be hanged tomorrow unless the SC puts a stay on his execution.

President Pranab Mukherjee had last year rejected Yakub's mercy plea.

Yakub's lawyer has argued that the mercy plea made last year was filed by his family and not the convict himself.

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court is expected to decide today whether Yakub Memon will be hanged tomorrow.

The bench will decide whether to stay the death warrant issued by TADA court in Mumbai on April 30 and go into the merits of Memon's petition which has claimed that the warrant was issued even before the convict exhausted all legal remedies before the court.

The three-judge bench was constituted by Chief Justice of India HL Dattu on Tuesday after a two-judge was split on Memon's plea seeking stay of his execution scheduled for July 30 (Thursday).

Following disagreement between Justices AR Dave and Kurian Joseph on the issue, the matter was referred to the Chief Justice who then constituted a larger bench of Justices Dipak Misra, Prafulla C Pant and Amitava Roy to decide the destiny of Memon.

Memon, the lone death row convict in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, turns 53 tomorrow.

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