The Supreme Court has reportedly received an anonymous email threatening that it will be blown up. According to sources, anti-sabotage checks have been increased in the court since the mail last weekend.
Following the letter, a joint security review was carried out on Monday at the residence of Supreme Court judges who pronounced Yakub Memon verdict. Senior officers of the Intelligence Bureau, National Investigation Agency and Delhi Police carried out the review.
All law interns and law students have been barred from entering the court for a month and security checks have been increased in the court premises since the mail, which came last week.
Earlier this month, an anonymous threat had been received by Justice Dipak Misra, who was on the panel that refused to stay the hanging of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon on July 30. The letter was found by security guards in the backyard of the judge’s home in Delhi; the police say it was thrown over the wall, which is not guarded by CCTV cameras or security personnel.
The short note said in Hindi: “irrespective of the protection you may avail, we will eliminate you.” Sources say last week, the security of four judges, including the three who decided on Yakub Memon, was reviewed by the Delhi police.