Life convicts

Kerala govt likely to release life convicts who have completed 10 years

Life convicts, who have completed 10 years of their term in various jails in Kerala, have a ray of hope as the state government has said that it will take steps to release them early.

Jul 24, 2015, 10:14 AM IST

SC lifts embargo, allows states to exercise remission power

The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed state governments to exercise its powers of remission to release life convicts with a rider that this will not apply to cases probed by central agencies like CBI and for those incarcerated under central laws such as TADA.

Jul 23, 2015, 18:26 PM IST
Supreme Court allows states to release life convicts but with riders

Supreme Court allows states to release life convicts but with riders

The Supreme Court on Thursday said state governments could grant remission and set free life convicts whose cases have not been investigated by the CBI or those not probed under central laws.

Jul 23, 2015, 15:21 PM IST

Two life convicts in Rajiv assassination case approach HC

Two Sri Lankan nationals, undergoing life imprisonment in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, have filed habeas corpus pleas in the Madras High Court, challenging their incarceration, after completing 20 years in prison.

Nov 24, 2012, 01:19 AM IST

Supreme Court acquits 17 life convicts

Seventeen people sentenced to life imprisonment for a triple murder in Tamil Nadu more than two decades ago have been acquitted by the Supreme Court due to lack of evidence.

Oct 14, 2012, 09:39 AM IST

Drop proposal to release life convicts: Jaya to govt

AIADMK General Secretary Jayalalithaa Friday demanded that the DMK government drop its proposal to release life convicts coinciding with the ongoing world classical Tamil conference.

Jun 25, 2010, 16:04 PM IST

Swamy opposes move to release convicts before world Tamil meet

Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy on Sunday said he would oppose any move to release life convicts on the eve of World Classical Tamil Conference.

Jun 20, 2010, 19:52 PM IST

Cases against 2 life convicts for pouring hot oil on prisoner

Cases have been registered against two life convicts of the Central Prison here for allegedly pouring hot oil on a remand prisoner.

Dec 20, 2009, 18:49 PM IST