Upset over Supreme Court commuting the death sentence of Khalistani terrorist Devinderpal Singh Bhullar, former Youth Congress chief MS Bitta said that he would seek permission from party president Sonia Gandhi and the court to commit self-immolation.
In a big relief to Devinderpal Singh Bhullar, the Supreme Court commuted the death sentence of the 1993 terror convict to life imprisonment on the grounds of inordinate delay in deciding his mercy petition and that he suffered from Schizophrenia.
Dismissing a PIL, Madras High Court on Wednesday said the power of the President of India to pardon convicts or commute death penalty cannot be interfered with "as it is neither unfettered nor without constitutional checks and balances."
Delhi Government has decided to refer to the Union Home Ministry a decision on the execution of death row convict Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar following a medical board report that he is under severe mental depression.
Days after the Supreme Court rejected the mercy petition of Punjab militant Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, reports on Monday suggested that he may be secretly executed in Tihar jail where he is due to be shifted soon.