Former National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Mamta Sharma on Monday welcomed the decision to award life imprisonment to all five accused in the Dhaula Kuan gang-rape case and called upon the country`s judicial system to adopt a sensitive attitude for speedy justice in such sensitive cases.
The Bombay High Court has granted further two weeks time to Maharashtra government to file an affidavit in reply to a petition filed by two sisters urging that their death sentence be commuted to life imprisonment.
A local court on Friday sentenced a former Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader and four others to life imprisonment till death for killing a policeman who protested against eve-teasing of his daughter by them in a busy market place in 2012.
S Nalini, who has been undergoing life imprisonment in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, has approached the Supreme Court seeking to declare as "null and void" a provision in law mandating Tamil Nadu government to consult the Centre before releasing seven life term convicts in the case.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to review its verdict commuting death sentence of three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case to life imprisonment and dismissed Centre`s review petition.
Salem Additional District Judge, Naseema Begam convicted on Tuesday four persons, including a woman, to life imprisonment for murdering a 65-year old farmer of Pakkanadu village in the district over a dispute in laying pipeline.
The Delhi High Court has upheld a trial court judgment sentencing a man to life in prison for killing his wife, after taking into consideration the testimony of his children who were witnesses to the murder.
The prime accused in the gruesome Laxmanpur Bathe massacre of 1997 Dharma Singh, on whose head the government had declared an award, has been awarded life imprisonment by a local court on Thursday for killing 58 Dalits.
A 40-year-old woman, along with her son, has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a Delhi court for murdering her husband to keep the possession of their house with them as the victim was selling it.