Yaqub memon Files Mercy Plea Again
A three-membered bench of Supreme Court is hearing petition filed by 1993 Mumbai blasts accused Yaqub Memon. It is known that Memon filed a petition in SC requesting cancellation of his execution which was decided by Tada court. When a bench consisting of two justices conducted hearing on the petition, the two came up with different opinions. So, the responsibility was handed over to a larger bench comprising of 3 justices. Yaqub on the other hand already requested President of India, Pranab Mukherjee to show mercy on him and cancel his execution. But the President rejected his plea. Arrangements are made for hanging Yaqub Memon in Nagpur jail on 30th july by Maharashtra government. Will the Supreme Court order stay on execution of Memon now or not? We have to wait and see.