New Delhi, Aug 18: An anonymous letter threatening to blow up the Supreme Court has led to anti sabotage checks being conducted in the highest court of the land. A letter was received by the Supreme Court threatening to blow up the court.
Security has been enhanced in the wake of this threat and anti sabotage checks are being conducted in the Supreme Court.
The police are now investigating the origin of the letter and say it could well be a hoax while also adding that no chances are being taken.
Second threat in two weeks:
Around two weeks back, Justice Dipak Misra had received a threat letter. Justice Misra was one of the judges on the Bench which upheld the death sentence awarded to Yakub Memon who was convicted for his role in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts.
The note stated, "no matter how much security you have, you will be eliminated." This had led to security being enhanced for Justice Misra.
The police have still not managed to find out who exactly the person was who sent the letter threatening to eliminate Justice Misra. A Delhi police official said that investigations are on. The security of Justice Dipak Misra was reviewed and enhanced.
There was plenty of drama that led to the hanging of Yakub Memon. After all options at mercy had been exhausted, Memon's lawyers moved the Supreme Court against the hanging.
After the court had rejected the plea another petition was moved late into the night seeking a stay on the hanging of Memon at the Nagpur jail. This petition was decided at 4.59 AM on July 30th barely 2 hours before the hanging took place.