Nagpur: “I want to meet my daughter” - This is what 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon's one of last wishes is.
He also said that his death was being politicised, as per reports.
Moreover, according to a report in Mid Day, he told a home guard posted near his barrack on Wednesday morning - “I know that I am going to die. Only a miracle can save me'.
Also, the home guard constable told the Daily that Yakub had been very disturbed and kept asking him many times as to what had happened in the Supreme Court.
The report also said that though Yakub had breakfast, he skipped lunch and had probably sensed death, as per the constable.
The Supreme Court today cleared all legal hurdles pertaining to Yakub's hanging by holding that there was "no legal falacy" and "fault" in the death warrant issued against him.
Ending the suspense and uncertainty over the fate of Memon, who was held guilty in the terror case, the apex court said his last legal remedy by way of curative petition was "correctly" dismissed by the three senior-most judges, as per PTI.
While clearing the decks by holding that the condemned prisoner has availed all legal remedies, the bench, also comprising Justices Prafulla Chandra Pant and Amitava Roy, rejected the plea that proper procedure was not followed in issuance of death warrant by TADA Court on April 30 for his execution on July 30.
Further, the bench differed with his counsel that mandatory 14 days notice was not given by Maharashtra government in communicating to him about his date of execution.
"Issuance of death warrant is in order. We do not find any kind of legal fallacy. In view of that, we conclude that the curative petition was decided by three senior-most judges of this court cannot be faulted. The issue of death warrant by TADA court on April 30 for the execution of death sentence on July 30 cannot be faulted. In the result writ petition sans merit and stands dismissed," the bench said after a day-long hearing.
(With PTI inputs)