Judge who heard Yakub Memon's plea gets death threat
New Delhi, Aug 7: Justice Dipak Mishra, judge of the Supreme Court of India has received a death threat which has led his security to be further enhanced. Justice Mishra was part of the Bench which heard the final petition by Yakub Memon.
The matter is being investigated by the Delhi police and attempts are on to verify who had issued the threat. The police say that he has received a letter threatening him with death. An officer with the Delhi Police informed OneIndia that the matter is under investigation and security will be enhanced.
Security in place
After Yakub Memon was hanged, based on an advisory by the Intelligence Bureau, the police had already enhanced security to Justice Mishra and the two other judges who heard the petition. The petition filed by Yakub Memon was heard at 3.18 AM on July 30, just a few hours before the hanging at Nagpur jail.
The last minute petition which was heard by Justice Mishra and the two other judges last till 4.59 AM. The petition was rejected and this led to the hanging of Yakub Memon at the Nagpur jail at 6.35 AM.
Tiger Memon threat being examined
In the wake of this threat, the police are also examining a claim that Yakub's brother, Tiger Memon the main accused in the 1993 blasts case had called the family in Mumbai.
He is said to have called the family hours before the hanging and warned that revenge would be taken. The police are taking this issue very seriously and investigations to this effect are on by the Mumbai police.