Published On : Fri, Aug 7th, 2015

SC judge who rejected Yakub Memon’s mercy plea receives threat letter

sc-judgeNewDelhi/Nagpur: Supreme Court Justice Dipak Misra who had rejected Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon’s mercy plea has received an anonymous threatening letter.

Delhi Police have registered a case in this regard and have started an investigation.

According to TV channels, the letter had warned that Justice Misra will be targeted even if his security is tightened.

Delhi Police have also beefed up the security of Justice Dipak Misra.

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court had on July 29 unanimously rejected Yakub Memon’s petition seeking stay of his execution, putting an end to last-gasp efforts to help the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict escape the gallows on his 54th birthday.

“Issuance of death warrants by the TADA court against Yakub on April 30 and scheduling his execution for July 30 is in order,” a bench of Justices Dipak Misra, P C Pant and Amitava Roy said, just a day after Justice Kurian Joseph and the activism of a small group seemed to have opened a window of hope for Yakub, who has been found guilty of complicity in the terrorist violence which claimed 257 lives.