Yakub Memon’s faith on Indian judiciary convinced him to surrender: Lawyer

Nagpur, July 21 (ANI):Yakub Memon’s lawyer Shubail Farook on Tuesday said that his client has faith on the Indian judiciary, which was the reason why he surrendered before the Indian authorities.

He further added that Menon was almost sure that his curative petition would not be dismissed by the Supreme Court.

“He has tremendous respect and faith in the Indian judiciary and that is the reason why he perhaps came back to surrender to the authorities,” Farook told ANI here.

“He was 100 percent sure that the curative petition would be allowed. But never the less..He is the known patient of Schizophrenia. So in that situation and specially knowing that he is to be hanged on 30th July. So you would understand very well, how his mental condition would be,” he added.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the curative petition of Yakub Memon, who has been given death penalty in connection with the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.

Memon will be hanged on July 30 at 7 a.m. in the Nagpur Jail.

On July 27, 2007, Memon was sentenced to death by Justice (Retd.) Kode, who was then the special judge of the court set up under Terrorists and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act in Mumbai.

However, his sentence was upheld by a Supreme Court bench headed by then Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan on March 21, 2013.

On April 9 this year, a three-member bench headed by Justice A R Dave rejected his review plea.

President Pranab Mukherjee had also rejected his mercy petition. (ANI)

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