Senior lawyers petition CJI to defer Memon hanging

| Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 08:08
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Lawyers petition CJI to defer Memon hanging

New Delhi: Senior lawyers, including Indira Jaising and Prashant Bhushan, on Wednesday evening approached Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu with a petition seeking stay of 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon's execution for 14 days.

Dattu is going through the petition and has not taken a decision yet, said sources.

The lawyers approached the CJI after President Pranab Mukherjee rejected Memon's mercy plea.

Memon, convicted for the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, is set to be hanged at 7 a.m. on Thursday in Nagpur jail with the rejection of his mercy plea.

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