Convict sentenced to over 10 years not to be released without hearing prosecutor: SC

The appellate court shall not release a convict, sentenced to punishment for death or life imprisonment or for a period of ten years or more, without hearing public prosecutor, SC ruled.

Saudi executes 10th convict this year

A Saudi citizen convicted of murder was beheaded on Sunday, the interior ministry announced, bringing the number of executions in the kingdom this year to 10.

Iran minister says no need to re-hang convict

An Iranian news agency says the justice minister has concluded there is "no need" to finish off a convict who survived his hanging. A report today by the semi-official ISNA quoted Mostafa Pourmohammadi as saying there is "no need for re-execution" of the 37-year-old convicted of smuggling drugs who only was identified by his first name, Alireza.

Former convict Nigel Akkara to star in `Anyo Na`

Mirroring his search for acceptance in real life, Nigel Akkara, a former convict turned actor is playing the role of a filmmaker in `Anyo Na` who is unacceptable to the showbiz world because of his dark past.

1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts convict dies

An 85-year-old convict in 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case, whose seven years` sentence was enhanced to life imprisonment by Supreme Court recently, passed away on Sunday after a prolonged illness.

Saudi Arabia denies sentence to paralyse convict

Saudi Arabia denied on Tuesday reports that a court in the kingdom has ordered a punishment of paralysis for a man who committed a crime that paralysed another man.

Mercy plea: Prez commutes sentence of death row convict

In a first case of pardon by Prez Pranab Mukherjee after assuming office, death sentence of a convict, Atbir, has been commuted to life imprisonment.

Man convicted within 29 days of rape,murder of 7-year-old girl

A court in Odisha has convicted a driver for rape and murder of a seven-year-old daughter of a wage-earner,within 29 days of occurrence of the crime.

Garg murder: Oz court rejects convict`s appeal

An Australian court rejected an appeal of the Melbourne teenager who was sentenced to 13 years in jail for killing Indian student Nitin Garg.

Rajiv assassination:TN challenges parole to convit

P Ravichandran was found guilty of participating in criminal conspiracy to assassinate the former PM and was sentenced to death.

Shivani case: HC notice on parole plea of convict

Delhi HC sought a response from the city police on a plea of sole convict in journalist Shivani Bhatnagar murder case that he be granted parole.

Punjab: Convict beaten to death in prison

A life convict was on Thursday
beaten to death allegedly by two other inmates in Sangrur jail
here following a row over over watching a TV channel.

Court convicts 24 people for Kandhamal riots

A fast-track court in
Orissa`s Kandhamal district on Friday sentenced 24 people to three
years of rigorous imprisonment.

Another death row convict gets reprieve

After the three killers of Rajiv
Gandhi, another death row convict Mahendra Nath Das got some
reprieve today when Gauhati High Court stayed his execution
till November one on his plea similar to that made by them.

Four Maoists convicted for Chilkari massacre

Four Maoists were
convicted on Wednesday by a local court for the Chilkari massacre in
which former Jharkhand chief minister Babulal Marandi`s son
was among 20 villagers killed four years ago.

Convicts can earn, spend time with family: Court

A Delhi court has
asked govt to consider a model prisoner
reformative system to de-congest jails.

Unsafe to convict on doubtful statements: SC

The Supreme Court has ruled that
omissions in the statements of witnesses creating serious
doubts about truthfulness of the testimony should be discarded
as it is unsafe to convict a person based on that.

SC reduces sentence as convict is in vegetative state

Using its extraordinary
Constitutional powers in view of the convict`s vegetative
state, the Supreme Court on Thursday reduced the sentence "to the
period already undergone" of an 81-year-old man to 1-year RI.

Presence of lawyers must for trial: SC

Criminal matters cannot be
decided in the absence of the defence lawyer as it would cause
prejudice to convicts/accused and is violative of the
fundamental right to liberty, the Supreme Court has ruled.

Lawyer says one Godhra convict was minor at time of incident

A defence lawyer in the 2002
Godhra train burning case on Friday contended that one of the 31
convicts in the case was a minor when the incident took place
and thus would fall under the juvenile category.