Yakub Memon files fresh mercy plea with President Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi, (PTI): 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon has filed a fresh mercy petition with President Pranab Mukherjee as the SC hearing was under way on his plea to stay the death sentence.

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Now, the fate of Yakub Memon hangs in suspense just a day before he is scheduled to be hanged.

On Tuesday, a bench of Justices A R Dave and Kurian Joseph disagreed over whether the death sentence issued for July 30 against the convict should be stayed.

The CJI HL Dattu has constituted a larger bench to decide the destiny of Memon who is the lone death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. The bench consists of Justices Dipak Misra, Prafulla C Pant and Amitava Roy.

President Pranab Mukherjee had rejected his mercy plea last year, but Yakub’s lawyer says that the petition was filed on his behalf by his family members.

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