NEW DELHI:The security cover for Justice Dipak Misra, who had dismissed executed 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon’s plea seeking a stay on his death warrant awarded to him,was beefed up on Friday.
And the enhanced security for the jurist comes in the wake of the letter received by him on Wednesday, which warned him of dire consequences for having rejected Yakub’s plea.
In fact, the security of all the three judges-- Justice Mishra-headed three-member Bench that delivered the verdict after an unprecedented 90-minute hearing that started at 3.20 am and ended a little before dawn on July 30-- have already beefed up soon after the verdict as a precaution. Following the threat, Misra’s was raised from Z to Z+.
Chief Justice of India(CJI) H L Dattu said the Supreme Court had taken measures to deal with such threats. “Our job is to decide the cases and we do it without fear. We do our job and leave the rest,” he said.
On seeing the anonymous letter, Justice Misra’s staff immediately reported the matter to Tughlak Road Police Station and registered a complaint regarding the issue.
The anti-terror unit of Delhi Police Special Cell also started probing the matter. The police have taken the statements of the security persons deployed outside the Justice Misra’s residence.