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New Delhi: 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon has filed a fresh mercy petition with President Pranab Mukherjee as the SC hearing was under way on his plea to stay the death sentence.

Now, the fate of Yakub Memon hangs in suspense just a day before he is scheduled to be hanged. 

On Tuesday, a bench of Justices A R Dave and Kurian Joseph disagreed over whether the death sentence issued for July 30 against the convict should be stayed.  

The CJI HL Dattu has constituted a larger bench  to decide the destiny of Memon who is the lone death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. The bench consists of Justices Dipak Misra, Prafulla C Pant and Amitava Roy. 

President Pranab Mukherjee had rejected his mercy plea last year, but Yakub's lawyer says that the petition was filed on his behalf by his family members.


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