Current Affair (GK) of 31 July 2015 In English For Banking Exams
The apex court on April 9 this year had dismissed Yakub's petition seeking review of the his death sentence which was upheld on March 21, 2013.
Yakub's review petition was heard by a three-judge bench in an open court in pursuance of a Constitution bench verdict that the practice of deciding review pleas in chambers be done away with, in cases where death penalty has been awarded.
The apex court, on June 2, 2014, had stayed the execution of Yakub and referred his plea to a Constitution bench as to whether review petitions in death penalty cases be heard in an open court or in chambers.
Yakub had sought review of the March 21, 2013 verdict of the apex court upholding his death penalty in the case relating to 12 coordinated bomb blasts in Mumbai, killing 257 persons and injuring 713 others on the afternoon of March 12, 1993.