The SC sought clarification from Attorney General on rules for curative petition as Memon says death warrant was issued before decision on his petition.

"Now, we can't go on merits of the case. Nothing further required as everything has been decided," SC

Meanwhile, eminent lawyer Ram Jethmalani and leaders from four political parties were among around 200 people who yesterday urged President Pranab Mukherjee to reconsider Memon's mercy plea.

The signatories included BJP's Shatrughan Sinha, Congress's Mani Shankar Aiyer, CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury, CPI's D Raja, actor Naseeruddin Shah, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, activist Tushar Gandhi, lawyer Vrinda Grover and economist Jean Dreze.

Memon had moved the Apex Court contending that the death warrant for his execution was issued before he could have exhausted the legal remedies available to him and when his curative petition was pending consideration by the court.

The Apex Court on July 21 rejected Memon's curative petition saying it was void of merit. On the same day, Memon filed a mercy petition before the Maharashtra governor seeking commutation of his death sentence to life imprisonment.

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