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Judge Who Rejected Yakub Appeal Gets Death Threat

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The Supreme Court judge who led the bench that rejected last appeal of Yakub Memon has received a death threat, a media report said today.

Yakub Memon funeral

Yakub Memon funeral

NDTV reported that Justice Dipak Misra has received a threatening letter, following which the Delhi Police registered a case and started investigations.

The letter addressed to Justice Misra allegedly says “irrespective of the protection you may avail, we will eliminate you.”

Soon after Yakub Memon was hanged in the early hours of July 30, security for Justice Misra and his two colleagues was increased, based on concerns and a threat perception.

The day before his hanging, Memon filed a mercy petition and after it was rejected by the president, he asked for a 14-day delay. But the judges said stopping his execution would have been “a travesty of justice.”

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