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Live: late night hearing on Yakub’s mercy plea in Court No.4 of the Supreme Court

CJI Yakub Memon hanging decision is awaited due to Senior Lawyers of SC :- 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon has argued that the death warrant against him was issued even before the Supreme Court could hear his curative petition. CJI HL Dattu will hear the petitioners seeking 14 days time for Yakub Memon at 2 am.

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On Wednesday, President Pranab Mukherjee rejected the first mercy plea of Yakub Memon. Meanwhile, In the late night, Yakub’s lawyers filed a fresh petition in Supreme Court, arguing that the President could not decide on the mercy plea overnight.

It also argued that between the rejection of mercy petition and execution, there should be a 14-day gap. If accepted, a judge will hear the petition at his home.

Here are the live updates:

8.20 am: Yakub’s brothers Usman and Suleman go inside Nagpur jail to collect his body.

8: 16 am: I hope similar commitment of govt and judiciary would be shown in all cases of terror irrespective of their caste creed and religion, says Digvijaya Singh

8.05 am: Yakub’s brother Suleiman leaves for Nagpur Jail from hotel.

7:55 am: Mumbai Police have detained 405 persons under various preventive provisions; these are people with criminal records.

7:52 am: Authorities set condition for release of Yakub’s body to family:

1. Funeral has to be time-bound
2.
No public procession for body
3.
Photographs not to be released publicly

7:35 am: Heavy police deployment outside Hotel Dwarka where Yakub’s brother Suleman is staying. He will be escorted by police to jail.

07:27 am: Body to be handed over to his family: Maharashtra Home Department.

07:25 am: Security beefed up at Yerwada Central Prison.

07:01 am: Yakub Memon declared dead officially by the medical authorities at Nagpur jail.

06:56 am: Maharashtra CM likely to make a statement on Yakub Memon in the Assembly at 11 am.

06:50 am:  Judicial magistrate Girish Joshi, DIG Rajendra Dhamne, Jail CMO Tiwari, Police Superintendent Yogesh Desai and 2 constables were present inside the jail when Yakub Memon was executed.

06:35 am: 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon hanged to death in Nagpur Jail. Memon executed after 21 years in prision.

06:30 am: Officials who put Ajmal Kasab to death will hang Yakub in Nagpur jail.

06:25: Section 144 imposed in Nagpur city.

06:23 am:  Family wants to take Yakub’s body.

06:06 am: Yakub Memon was quite popular at Nagpur Central. Dozens of inmates kept a fast for him during Ramzan.

05:42 am: High security outside Nagpur prison.

05:32 am: Yakub has been given new clothes to wear. Another half an hour to complete the process.

05:30 am: The process of execution has been started inside jail.

05:25 am: “I have exhausted legal options, I hope he has a dignified death,” says Yakub Memon’s lawyer.

05:16 am:  If we don’t want terrorism to strike steps need to be taken, says Anand Grover.

05:07 am: This is not the right decision, says Yakub Memon’s lawyer Anand Grover.

05:03 am: Yakub Memon to be hanged at 6:30 am in the Nagpur jail.

05:02 am: Yakub Memon’s mercy plea rejected by the SC after an unprecedented 2:30 am hearing.

04:50: “Ample opportunity was given to Yakub Memon to present his case,” says Justice Deepak Misra. 

04:40: Petitioner Yakub Memon never disowned the mercy petition filed by his brother: Justice Deepak Misra

05:03 am: Yakub Memon to be hanged at 6:30 am in the Nagpur jail.

05:02 am: Yakub Memon’s mercy plea rejected by the SC after an unprecedented 2:30 am hearing.

04:50: “Ample opportunity was given to Yakub Memon to present his case,” says Justice Deepak Misra. 

04:40: Petitioner Yakub Memon never disowned the mercy petition filed by his brother: Justice Deepak Misra

04:30: Execution warrant was communicated to Yakub Memon on 13th July ’15, says Justice Deepak Misra.

04:23 am: Argument in Supreme Court over, judges are now taking decision on  Yakub Memon’s mercy petition.

04:20 am: Nagpur jail administration asks all staff to deposit all mobiles and gadgets.

04:19 am: They are hell bent on executing Memon this morning, responds Memon’s lawyer Anand Grover.

04:18 am: The gameplan is to prolong the stay in jail for years to get the death sentence commuted, says Attorney General Rohatgi.

04:15 am: “Death warrant upheld just 10 hours ago by three judges can not be quashed,” says AG.

04:05 am: Multiple mercy petitions is abuse of the system, says  Attorney General.

04:03 am: ‘Irrelevant if brother filed earlier plea, it was for Yakub,’ says Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi in Supreme Court.

04:01 am: Attorney General says, ”President has other things to do. In this way no death warrant can be executed. I dare say, if you make representation every day how will the system work?”

03:57 am: Attorney General Rohatgi begins arguments. Says execution of Yakub was scheduled for July, while death warrant was issued in April.

03:52 am: Anand Grover says 14 days should be given to meet family or to avail judicial remedies.

03:47 am: ‘Not arguing on merits. Only seeking 14 days since mercy petition in Yakub’s name was rejected only yesterday,’ Memon’s lawyer Anand Grover  tells bench.

03:44 am: Anand Grover says, “judgment of SC demands that convict and family be informed of rejection. Not challenging the rejection of mercy because don’t have the written copy of the order”.

03:40 am: Security beefed at Yakub Memon’s residence in Mumbai.

03:39 am: Cops deliver confidential letter to Yakub Memon’s family in Nagpur.

03:24 am: Hearing on Yakub Memon’s mercy plea begins.

03:23 am: Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi reaches courtroom.

03:07 am: Judges have reached their chambers in the Supreme Court. They are yet to go to the courtroom.

03:01 am: Police cars with sirens buzzing on Nagpur’s roads. Cops patrolling through the night.

02:48 am: Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi to argue for government against Yakub’s last plea.

02:38 am: Anand Grover, Prashant Bhushan, Vrinda Grover and other eminent lawyers reaches SC, hearing to start soon.

02:35 am: Protesters outside Supreme Court are protesting against the hearing that is about to take place.

02:32 am: Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi reaches Supreme Court

02:29 am: Hearing on mercy plea to take place in Court No. 4 of the Supreme Court.

02:19 am: Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi likely to reach Supreme Court

02:17 am: Anand Grover will also argue for Yakub

02:14 am: Unprecedented- Supreme Court being opened up in middle of night for Yakub Memon hearing.

02:01 am: Matter to be heard now at 2:30 am in Supreme Court by Deepak Mishra, JA Roy and JP Pant.

01:56 am: Supreme Court to hear  Yakub Memon’s mercy plea at 2:15 am.

01:53 am: Security tightened outside Nagpur Central Jail.

01:27 am: Hearing likely to take place at Justice Deepak Mishra residence.

01:13 am: Supreme Court registrar reaches CJI’s residence again.

00:41 am: CJI HL Dattu to hear the petitioners seeking 14 days time for Yakub Memon at 2 am.

00:37 am: A three judge bench could be set up overnight to hear the petition.

00:23 am: Advocates like Prashant Bhushan, Anand Grover, Yug Choudhary present at CJI’s residence

11:57 pm:  Supreme Court registrar leaves CJI’s residence.

11:50 pm: Supreme Court registrar reaches CJI’s residence.

11:29 pm: Yakub Memon’s lawyer seek 14 day stay on execution

11:17 pm: Lawyers are trying to get the plea registered in the registry at CJI’s residence, will then try to mention it before CJI.

11:14 pm: Lawyers are completing formalities at the SC registry & are trying to mention it before the CJI tonight itself.

11:11 pm: Yakub Memon files plea in SC saying President cant decide on mercy plea overnight and must consider new grounds and until then stay the execution.

Truth about this case : Yakub Memon not surrendered yourself, actually he is going to Karachi from dubai but police arrested him on Kathmandu airport.

Today is the birthday of Yakub Memon.

 

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