Justice Deepak Mishra, who had headed the bench that rejected the final plea of 1993 Bombay Blasts accused Yakub Memon, has reportedly received threats. Security outside his Delhi residence has been tightened.
It was Justice Mishra-headed bench whose verdict had paved the way for Yakub’s hanging, less than two hours after the verdict on July 30.
Justice Deepak Mishra, in his final observation, had said that Yakub accepted his fate after rejection of mercy petition in April 2014 adding that ample opportunity was given to Yakub Memon.
He had said, “Review petition for Yakub Memon was heard for ten days when the law mandates that only half hour has to be given. Execution warrant was communicated to Yakub Memon on 13th July ’15. On 11.4.2014 mercy petition by the brother of Yakub Memon was rejected. Petitioner Yakub Memon never disowned the mercy petition filed by his brother.”
In his final appeal to Supreme Court, Yakub had asked to let him avail the 14-day rule between the rejection of the mercy plea by the President and his hanging.
Meanwhile, there have been reports that Yakub’s brother, Tiger Memon, in a call to family in Mumbai, had vowed to avenge his brother’s death.