The bench maintained that there was no procedural lapse and that the earlier bench was appropriately formed. Even the Maharashtra Governor has rejected the mercy plea of Yakub Memon.
The Supreme Court further said that after the rejection of mercy petition by the President, Memon had not challenged that in the court of law.
The Supreme Court said that it was not inclined to go into the issue of second mercy plea made by Yakub to the Maharashtra Governor.
A three-judge newly constituted bench of the Supreme Court today heard afresh the plea of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, the sole death row convict in 1993 Mumbai blasts case after two judges gave a split order.