In a relief to a man who had killed his daughter with an axe, the Bombay High Court reduced the life imprisonment sentence imposed on him by a lower court to the period of about 14 years he had spent in jail and ordered his release.
The Centre on Saturday moved the Supreme Court seeking review of its verdict holding that undue delay by the government in deciding mercy plea can be a ground to commute death sentence of a condemned prisoner.
The central government will challenge the Supreme Court`s recent ruling in which it said that inexplicable, inordinate delays in deciding mercy pleas of death row convicts can be sufficient grounds for commutation of death sentence to life.
A court in eastern China rejected an appeal by ousted senior politician Bo Xilai on Friday and upheld his life sentence on charges of bribery, corruption and abuse of power, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
A Chinese high court will on Friday give its verdict on disgraced Chinese leader Bo Xilai`s appeal against the life sentence given to him last month on charges of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power.