The death sentence of Surender Koli, convicted in 2006 Nithari serial killings case, was on Wednesday commuted to life imprisonment by the Allahabad High Court on the ground of "inordinate delay" in deciding his mercy petition.
Mercy petitions of six convicts, including Surendra Koli who was found guilty in the Nithari serial rapes and killings, have been rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee following recommendations from the home ministry, officials said.
An IAS officer, who was the incharge of Noida when the infamous Nithari killings case surfaced in 2006, has deposed before a CBI Special court saying that an inquiry ordered into the case of missing children was "inconclusive".
Surender Koli, one of the main accused in the sensational Nithari killings case, told a court here that he wanted to replace the lawyer defending him
saying he got the death in one case because of the advocate`s