Yakub Memon case: Afzal Guru’s execution raised in SC to give political colour

Memon, who is scheduled to be hanged till death in Nagpur Jail at 7 AM on Thursday, sent a fresh clemency plea to the President today.
Yakub Memon
Yakub Memon File Photo PTI
A group of activists came out in support on Wednesday night of 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub memon’s fresh mercy petition filed as a last-ditch attempt to escape the gallows and sought a meeting with President Pranab Mukherjee over the issue.

Several senior lawyers, academicians, social activists and students gathered at Jantar Mantar and decided to hold a night-long vigil as part of their protests against the impending hanging of Memon.

“We are trying to get an opportunity to meet the President over the fresh petition filed by Memon,” senior Supreme Court lawyer Vrinda Grover said.

Memon, who is scheduled to be hanged till death in Nagpur Jail at 7 AM on Thursday, sent a fresh clemency plea to the President today.

Sources said the Ministry is likely to advise the President about the legal position as the Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to stay the execution.