Bombay High Court to decide on Kolhapur sisters` plea against execution

The Bombay High Court will on Wednesday decide on the petition filed by two Kolhapur-based sisters Renuka Shinde (45) and Seema Gavit (39) for commuting their death sentence to life.

Nithari killings: Supreme Court rejects Surendra Koli’s review petition

The Supreme Court rejected a review petition by Surendra Koli, who was awarded death penalty in the horrific Nithari serial rapes and killings.

President rejects mercy petitions of Koli, five others

Mercy petitions of six death row convicts including Surendra Koli, found guilty in the sensational Nithari serial rapes and killings, have been rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee.

SC dismisses Centre`s plea on mercy petition

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the centre`s plea for review of its Jan 21 order which said the unexplained and inordinate delay in deciding the mercy petition is a ground for commutation of death sentence to life imprisonment.

Retribution has no constitutional value in India: SC

Retribution has no constitutional value in India, the Supreme Court said while commuting to life term the death sentence awarded to 15 convicts over offences under penal and anti-terror laws.

All hopes shattered: Bhullar`s wife

Bhullar`s wife expressed sympathy with the families of the policemen who were killed in the car bombing and added that "how can a single person do such a large scale bombing".

Dharampal to be hanged in Ambala jail: DGP

Dharampal, a rape convict who murdered five members of the victim`s family while out on parole in 1993, will be hanged in Ambala prison, Haryana jail authorities said Thursday after the President rejected his mercy petition.

President Pranab rejects five mercy pleas, commutes sentence of two

Out of seven people convicted for heinous crimes, President Pranab Mukherjee has upheld execution in five cases.

Parl panel disfavours consideration of mercy in rape cases

Against the backdrop of December 16 Delhi gang-rape, a Parliamentary panel has recommended that mercy petitions should generally not be considered in cases of rape and murder.

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.

`Mercy petition` page removed from Prez office web

The office of the President has taken off the `mercy petition` section from its official website.

`Provision for 3 month deadline to decide on mercy petition needed`

Amid demands for early execution of Afzal Guru, the special public prosecutor in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack case has made a strong pitch for a three-month deadline for the President to decide on any mercy petition.

Hopeful for Sarabjit`s early release: Sukhbir

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said that he was hopeful for early release of Sarabjit Singh and other innocent prisoners lodged in various jails of Pakistan since many years.

Sarabjit to submit fresh mercy plea to Pak Prez

Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who is accused of being involved in a string of bombings in Pakistani cities in 1990, will submit a fresh mercy petition to President Asif Ali Zardari.

Prez decision not taken on Afzal Guru`s mercy peti

Guru has been sentenced to death for his involvement in 2001 Parliament attack which killed 13 people and injured many others.

Pak govt not considering Sarabjit clemency

The issue of clemency for Indian
death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh is neither under
consideration nor his mercy petition is pending with the
Pakistan President, the government informed a court on Tuesday.

Mercy petitions not exempted from RTI Act: CIC

CIC directed the Rashtrapati Bhavan that mercy petitions filed before the President should be disclosed whenever sought under the transparency law.

17 mercy petitions pending before President

Mercy petitions of 17 people on death row are pending before President Pratibha Patil, a reply to a Right to Information (RTI) application has revealed.

Afzal Guru`s mercy petition not yet sent to Prez

The mercy petition for Afzal Guru, convicted and sentenced to death for his role in the Parliament House attack, has not yet been forwarded to President Pratibha Patil, Home Minister P. Chidambaram disclosed here Wednesday.