After RAW official B Raman, Asaduddin Owaisi and Salman Khan; Ex Supreme court judge Markandey Katju defending hanging of 12th March 1993 Bombay blast convict Yakub Memon.Here below is his opinion over Yakub Memon's hanging.
Markandey Katju shared his opinion over his official account of Facebook, below is the post he posted today 26th July 2015.
"My opinion :Yakub Memon has been convicted on very weak evidence.Beside this leaders of various parties including BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha and its expelled MP Ram Jethmalani, eminent jurists and persons from different walks of life today submitted a petition to President Pranab Mukherjee requesting him to waive the death sentence of Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon.
Begunahon ka lahu piyo, izn-e-aam hai
I believe there has been gross travesty of justice in the case of Yakub Memon.
I have carefully studied the judgment of the Court. The evidence on which he has been found guilty is very weak. This evidence is (1) retracted confession of the co-accused, and (2) alleged recoveries.
As regards the first, everyone knows how 'confessions' are obtained by the police in our country--by torture. And torture is such a terrible thing that one will confess to anything under torture. Joan of Arc confessed to be a witch under torture. Morever, in Yakub Memon's case the 'çonfession' was retracted.
As regards 'recoveries', anyone having even the slighted knowledge of the working of the police knows that such alleged recoveries are often planted. The truth is that our police usually cannot nab the real culprits because it is not trained in scientific investigation, and yet it has to solve the crime. So the best thing to do in terrorist cases is to implicate half a dozen Muslims, since it is well known that Muslims have nothing else to do except throw bombs.
As regards the judiciary, I fear it is becoming increasingly populist. Many judges want to show to the public that they are 'tough on terror', never mind if innocent people are convicted and hanged...
Both Owaisi and I want that Yakub Memon should not be hanged. But the difference between Owaisi and me is that he is in politics while I am not. He is looking after his Muslim constituency. I have no constituency. In a way, the whole of India is my constituency.
I believe that no one should be oppressed---whether Hindu, Muslim, Sikh or Christian. Owaisi is only bothered about Muslims"
In the new petition urging stay against imminent execution of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, the signatories claimed that there are substantive and fresh grounds that can be considered on merits.
Memon is scheduled to be executed on July 30 as per the execution warrant issued by TADA Court.
Besides Sinha and Jethmalani, those, who have signed the petition include MPs like Mani Shankar Aiyar of Congress, Majeed Memon of NCP, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, D Raja of CPI and filmmakers and actors like Naseeruddin Shah and Mahesh Bhatt, M K Raina and Tushar Gandhi.
Retired judges like Justice Panachand Jain, Justice H S Bedi, Justice P B Sawant, noted lawyer Indira Jaising have signed the petition while others include academicians like Irfan Habib, Arjun Dev, DN Jha, and social activists Aruna Roy, Jean Dreze and JohnDayal.
Read here Salman Khan defends Yakub Memon
B Raman's point of view on hanging of Yakub Menon