Mumbai | Security across the city was beefed up today evening immediately after the Supreme Court rejected a petition by 1993 serial bomb blasts convict Yakub Memon seeking a stay on his execution.
City police have chalked an elaborate plan to ensure that no law and order problems are caused while the family performs the last rites.
Over 5,000 policemen have been pressed to guard Yakub’s Mahim residence and the graveyard where the burial will take place.
The sources in the police said that people with criminal antecedents are being taken into preventive custody and would be kept under detention until the rituals are completed.
Police have also asked community leaders to appeal for peace in the city. Sources further said that anyone trying to politicise the matter will also be taken into custody.
If any religious leader wants to participate in the final rituals, he won’t be stopped provided the family is okay with his presence and provided that he does not make any speech during the final journey or at the graveyard, they said.
When contacted, Joint commissioner (Law and Order) Deven Bharti refused to share details of the arrangements but said adequate measures have been taken.
We have taken adequate measures and whoever takes law into their hand would be dealt with accordingly, he added.
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