Supreme Court gets threat mail, security beefed up


An anonymous email has threatened Supreme Court threatening to the premises up, say various media reports.

The reports suggest that since receiving the mail, “anti-sabotage checks have been increased in the court.”

Earlier this month, Justice Dipak Mishra, who head the bench that refused to stop the hanging of 1993 blasts convict Yakub Memon on July 30, too claimed he had received a threat letter.

The letter, which was found by security guards in the backyard of the judge’s home in Delhi, said in Hindi: “irrespective of the protection you may avail, we will eliminate you.”

Speaking on death threat to Justice Mishra, the chief justice of India, L Dattu, had said, “Our job is to decide the cases and we do it without fear. We do our job and leave the rest.”

However, on both the occasions, the threat letters don’t make any reference to Yakub Memon, who was hanged on July 30 for his role in the 193 blasts in Mumbai. Those, who opposed his hanging, said that the government should have displayed leniency as he had helped the investigations by voluntarily coming to India from Pakistan. An overwhelming majority of people who opposed Yakub’s hanging had also felt that it was his brother Tiger Memon, who should have been hanged instead.