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

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 22:33

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.

Delhi HC blast: JJB awards 3 years term at special home to minor

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 23:35

JJB sentenced the lone minor convict in the September 2011 Delhi High Court blast case, in which 15 people were killed and 79 others were injured, to a three-year term at a special home.

Two death row convicts in Dec 16 gang-rape, murder case move SC

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 20:49

Two out of the four death row convicts in the December 16 gangrape and murder case on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay on their execution and reversal of the Delhi High Court verdict upholding their conviction and the punishment.

Life term convict escapes from Nashik Central Jail

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 15:24

A 32-year-old prisoner, who was undergoing life term for murdering his wife, escaped from Nashik Central Jail by scaling a 15 feet wall using a rope made from towels, police said Monday.

December 16 gang-rape case: SC rejects plea for criminal trial of juvenile convict

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 12:01

In a major development, the Supreme Court on Friday rejected the plea moved by the parents of the December 16 gang-rape victim seeking its order for trying the juvenile convict in the case in a criminal court.

Saudi executes 10th convict this year

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 16:03

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.

Convicted Australian terrorist flees to Syria: Reports

Last Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014, 15:02

Australian officials on Sunday blamed a "fairly major breakdown" in border security for the reported escape of a convicted terrorist through Sydney Airport to join the conflict in Syria.

Woman advocate marries life convict

Last Updated: Sunday, February 02, 2014, 21:41

It was wedding bells for a life convict in murder case, who married 27-year-old woman advocate here with the Madras High Court granting necessary permission and 10 days leave for the groom.

1993 Delhi blast convict Devender Bhullar moves SC to commute his death penalty to life term

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 11:20

Taking cue from the Supreme Court`s recent decision to commute sentences of 15 death row convicts on the grounds of inordinate delay in their execution, 1993 Delhi blast convict Devender Pal Singh Bhullar has moved the apex court seeking commutation of his death penalty to life term.

Bitti Mohanty brought back, Kerala HC directs jail official to file statement

Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013, 19:46

Cutting short his journey to Jaipur for being produced before a court, Bitti Mohanty, a rape convict, was on Monday brought back to the state from Mumbai as the Kerala High Court directed Kannur Jail Superintendent to file a statement regarding his transfer in violation of its orders.

Protests in UK in support of Indian death row convict in UAE

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 15:21

A protest demonstration was held in front of the UAE embassy here in support of an Indian man allegedly wrongly imprisoned and sentenced to death for rape in Abu Dhabi.

Iran minister says no need to re-hang convict

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 10:18

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.