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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  1. A
    Jul 29, 2015 at 12:14 pm
    god is great if yakub is innocent lord vishnu with command lord yamraj to stop his mission lord krishna lord vishnu lord rama are all with you will come to rescue you yakub you will be freed and live a free life lord shiva is with you
    1. C
      C K
      Jul 29, 2015 at 5:25 pm
      Yakub must be hanged. This would be a lesson for several criminals. The 40 eminent asked to stop sending Yakub to Gallows. If so this would touch the departed soul of around 300 . A situation would come that Any any body can kill any body, rape any body even during the day time. This capital punishment must be approved. RG murder criminals were set free, by which we can witness several political death very fast.
      1. G
        Jul 29, 2015 at 12:39 pm
        I am totally lost. How many times can a person appeal for mercy, once by each member in his family? When will this circus end? Will our political masters back off, for the sake of votes? I am so disgusted that none of these bleeding hearts even remember the hundreds who died in those blasts?
        1. A
          Jul 29, 2015 at 11:46 am
          Delaying tactics. Will the President go against his own verdict...All these measures just the way the great Salman Khan battled to save himself. In Saudi Arabia Yakub would have been stoned to death long ago. Wake up and smell the coffee, the blasts were conspired by ISI.
          1. V
            Jul 29, 2015 at 1:04 pm
            While I do not support this Yakub/Salman drama (let law take its own course) ...but lets not even compare ourselves with Saudi Arabai. You don't want India to be like SA in any aspect forget judicial system, right?
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