NEW DELHI: Supreme Court will today decide if 1993 blasts convict Yajub Memon should be given capital punishment or not. This is the final day for Memon because if SC denies mercy for the guilty, he shall be hanged within next 24 hours or as per the date decided by the apex court.
53-year-old Memon is scheduled to be hanged at a jail in Nagpur on July 30 for his role in the terror attack that killed 257 people in 1993 Mumbai blasts at different landmarks across the city.
A large bench has set by Chief Justice HL Dattu is hearing the petition of Yakub to stop the hanging on grounds that there had been flaws in the procedure.
Justices Anil Dave and Kurien Joseph on Tuesday gave a split verdict on the petition.
On one hand where Justice Dave citing a Sanskrit shloka said that the execution of Yakub Memon must not be stopped, he said, Justice Kurien Jospeh believed that there had been a clear violation of procedure and “such technicality should not stand in the way to protect the life of a person.”