Inordinate delay in deciding mercy plea: Veerapan`s aides to SC

Slain sandalwood smuggler Veerappan`s associates sought commutation of their death sentence to life imprisonment by telling the Supreme Court that there has been an inordinate delay in deciding their mercy plea.

SC stays Veerappan aides’ hanging

Hanging of four aides of sandalwood smuggler Veerappan has been further delayed.

AHRC appeals PM to stop execution of Veerappan`s associates

Asian Centre for Human Rights on Monday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to abolish capital punishment and stop execution of four associates of sandalwood smuggler Veerappan.

SC stays execution of 4 Veerappan aides, for now

The SC stayed till further orders the execution of death sentence of four aides of sandalwood smuggler Veerappan, who were awarded capital punishment in 2004 for a landmine blast that left 22 police personnel dead.

Stop execution, they are not terrorists: Veerappan’s wife

Even as the Supreme Court is set to hear the mercy plea of the four aides of Veerappan on Monday, his wife V Muthulakshmi is trying to gather support against the executions.

Centre should abolish capital punishment: CPI

Demanding abolition of capital punishment, the CPI today said the four aides of sandalwood smuggler Veerappan who are on death row should be released as they have been in jail for 20 years.

Execution of Veerappan’s aides imminent?

The execution of Veerappan’s four aides seems to be imminent as reports on Sunday suggested that doctors at the jail in Belgaum in Karnataka examined them.

SC refuses urgent hearing for Veerappan`s aides against execution

Mercy plea of four aides of Veerappan was not taken up by Supreme Court, as the apex body felt there was no proof that execution will take place on Sunday.

Veerappan`s aides move SC against execution of death penalty

Four aides of sandalwood smuggler Veerappan moved Supreme Court against execution of their death penalty in connection with landmine blast that had killed 22 policemen in Karnataka 20 years ago.

Filmmakers to give Veerappan’s widow 2.5m rupees compensation for privacy violation

Makers of a film based on the life of India’s most notorious bandit Veerappan have agreed to pay 2.5m rupees to his widow.

Mercy petitions: UPA playing appeasement politics, says BJP

Charging the UPA Government of playing politics of appeasement amid decisions on the various mercy petitions pending since years, the Bharatiya Janata Party sought clarification behind these hurriedly taken steps.

SC paves way for screening of film on Veerappan`s life

The Supreme Court on Thursday paved the way for the screening of Tamil film "Vanayuddham" based on the life of sandalwood smuggler Veerappan after the producers agreed to pay Rs 25 lakh as compensation to his wife.

They should be spared from execution, says Veerappan`s widow

Widow of forest brigand Veerappan has pleaded that the four associates of her husband, who are on a death row in a landmine blast case, be spared from execution.

Rajkumar kidnap case: Veerappan`s widow acquitted

A court here has acquitted widow of slain forest brigand Veerappan along with 10 accused while sentencing 13 others to one-year rigorous imprisonment in the sensational kidnap of late Kannada thespian Rajkumar in 2000.

Veerappan`s wife for CBI probe into STF atrocities

Muthulakshmi, wife of slain forest
brigand Veerappan, sought a CBI probe into alleged atrocities committed by STF personnel.

Veerappan`s wife against financial aid to daughter

Slain sandalwood smuggler Veerappan`s wife Muthulakshmi asked the family`s
wellwishers not to extend any financial support to the girl.

Veerappan’s wife appeals to TN govt to wrap up long-standing case

Wife of slain forest brigand Veerappan
appealed to the Tamil Nadu government to wrap up a case that
has been pending against her for more than ten years.

Freedom at last for Veerappan`s wife

Wife of slain forest brigand
Veerappan Tuesday walked out a free woman from a jail here after
a court in Tamil Nadu granted her bail in a pending case.

No help to Veerappan`s wife from any quarter, says her sister

Deceased brigand Veerappan`s wife
Muthulakshmi, now in a jail in Karnataka, was receiving
absolutely no help from any quarter after all her bail
applications were rejected, her sister claimed Wednesday.

Veerappan associate held after 16 years

An associate of slain forest
brigand Veerappan was arrested here, 16 years after he
absconded, police said.