Senior lawyer K.T.S. Tulsi on Sunday said that the government should reconsider Yakub Memon’s mercy petition in connection with the 1993 Bombay blasts case, adding that he has helped us in collecting some valuable evidence against Pakistan.
“I think it (mercy petition) should be reconsidered, he (Yakub) has rendered us valuable help in being able to collect evidence against Pakistan,” Tulsi said.
“He (Yakub) gave us very valuable inputs, which were verified and found to be correct… The nation should show gratitude to this man (Yakub) for having given us valuable evidence, there seems to be genuine turn of heart in him,” he added.
Yakub Memon has been sentenced to death for his role in the 1993 Mumbai blasts.
The Supreme Court had earlier this week rejected his last-minute appeal and upheld his hanging for July 30.
Yakub had challenged the apex court’s order arguing that legal procedure was overlooked in awarding him death penalty. He said that the special TADA (Terrorists and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) court, which ordered him death warrant in 2007, did so before he could exhaust all his legal options.