Yakub Memon’s lawyer Anand Grover on Thursday said he was very disappointed and unhappy over the rejection of his client’s last ditch plea by the Supreme Court.
“This is not the right decision. I am very disappointed and unhappy as I think the Supreme Court has made a tragic mistake,” said Grover.
“If we don’t want terrorism to strike steps need to be taken,” he added.
Meanwhile, lawyer Yug Mohit Chaudhary brushed aside media queries saying, “My client is going to die, please have mercy on me.”
Following an unprecedented middle of the night hearing, the Supreme Court today dismissed Yakub Memon’s last ditch plea seeking a stay on his execution.
Yakub Memon will be hanged at the Nagpur Central Jail at 6.30 a.m today, said advocate Ajay Agarwal who was present in the court room.
A three-member bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra and comprising Justices Prafulla C Pant and Amitava Roy heard Yakub Memon’s plea against his execution.
“We don’t think in a case of this nature, granting further time is necessary,” said Justice Dipak Misra.
He stated that the execution warrant was communicated to Yakub Memon on July 13, 2015 and ample opportunity was given to him to present his case.
“Petitioner Yakub Memon never disowned the mercy petition filed by his brother. Review petition for Yakub Memon was heard for 10 days when the law mandates that only half hour has to be given,” he added.