Threatening email to blow up Supreme Court

  • Security beefed up, police not taking chances

Lata Jain

Security around Supreme Court in New Delhi has been increased following an anonymous email. Delhi Police received an email on Monday threatening to blow up the Supreme Court. Source of the mail is not known but the police are not taking any chance. A few days back Justice Dipak Mishra, who was one of the judges rejecting  Tiger Memon’s plea for life sentence, had received a threatening letter.

This anonymous mail landed in the inbox of an individual, whose identity the police does not want to divulge. The mail has been forwarded to a special cell for further investigation.

The court has barred interns in courtrooms following security threat to the apex court. Litigants and Criminals are barred from entering the court premises.

On August 7, Supreme Court Justice Dipak Misra, who had rejected Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon’s mercy plea, had received an anonymous threatening letter left in the backyard of his house.

Security outside the house of Supreme Court Judge Dipak Mishra had been beefed up after the threat letter. The security for all three judges that pronounced the order has been stepped up. Justice Dipak Misra has been given a bullet proof car and commandos from Central paramilitary force are deployed for his security. The letter stated that Justice Misra will be targeted even if his security is increased.

Memon was convicted in 2007 for his role in the 1993 Mumbai blasts in which 257 people were killed and 700 people were injured. Memon was charged for having funded the travel of the terrorists while the attack was masterminded by his older brother Tiger and underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

He was hanged on July 30 at the Nagpur Jail.

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