Yakub Memon files fresh mercy petition before President; Supreme Court to decide on his execution today

Yakub Memon's curative petition, filed by his brother on his behalf, was previously rejected by the president in May.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 29, 2015 5:54 pm
Yakub Memon, Yakub Memon percy petition, Yakub Memon mercy plea Yakub Memon, the sole death row convict in the  1993 Mumbai blasts case, is to be hanged to death on July 30.

A day before his hanging, Yakub Memon on Wednesday filed a fresh mercy petition before President Pranab Mukherjee. A curative petition, filed on behalf of Yakub by his brother, was previously rejected by the president in May.

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A three-judge Supreme Court bench is also set to decide on Yakub’s fate today after it was referred to a larger bench following a split verdict by Justices Anil R Dave and Kurian Joseph.

The two judges differed on various aspects of the case and even refused to arrive at a consensus on staying the death sentence awarded to Yakub.

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