Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam honoured with award
Last Updated: Thursday, January 04, 2007, 00:00
Mumbai, Jan 04: Special public prosecutor in the 1993 serial blasts case, Ujjwal Nikam, was presented the 'honour of Justice' Pradnya Award for his outstanding work during the trial, in which 100 of the total 123 accused, including actor Sanjay Dutt, were convicted by the court.

The award was handed over to him here yesterday by Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh at a function, also attended by Union Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde.

Nikam, in his acceptance speech, said the delay in execution of the death sentence awarded by the Supreme Court to an accused was 'undesirable' since it sent out a wrong message to society at large.

He also suggested a constitutional amendment whereby if the President or the Governor of the state, who receive mercy petition from accused on death row, but fail to clear the petition within 4 to 5 years, the plea should stand cancelled and the execution should be carried out.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, January 04, 2007, 00:00

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