Mumbai, July 29: The journey for Yakub Memon may end with a large bench of the Supreme Court rejecting his second curative petition seeking mercy.
The Bench of the Supreme Court held that all legal procedures had been followed and there was no reason to interfere with the decision that the court had taken in the earlier curative petition.
All legal procedures have been followed:
The larger Bench to which the matter had been referred to yesterday held that the earlier verdict of the Supreme Court which rejected his plea was correct. There has been no lapse in the legal procedures as alleged by Memon, the Bench held that the second curative petition be dismissed.
When Yakub Memon filed his second curative petition yesterday the division bench of the Supreme Court had a divergent view of the matter. While one judge felt that Memon's plea be heard, the other differed. This led to the matter being referred to the larger bench.
Memon's advocate had raised several points which included his health condition. He said that the death warrant is illegal as it was issued before he had exhausted all legal options. However as per the verdict of the Supreme Court the final legal option is when the President of India rejects a mercy plea.
The Supreme Court however heard a review and curative petition in its aftermath. The Bench stated that all legal options available to Memon had been exhausted. Further the Bench also held that all legal procedures were correctly followed and hence the order of death sentence was not wrong.