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SC dismisses Centre`s plea on mercy petition

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 15:00

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 21:45

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

Last Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013, 16:29

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

Last Updated: Thursday, April 04, 2013, 17:48

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

Last Updated: Thursday, April 04, 2013, 08:22

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 17:50

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

Last Updated: Saturday, February 16, 2013, 20:44

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

Last Updated: Saturday, February 16, 2013, 19:38

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

Last Updated: Thursday, February 14, 2013, 19:42

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`

Last Updated: Sunday, December 16, 2012, 19:15

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

Last Updated: Monday, November 12, 2012, 17:38

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

Last Updated: Monday, November 12, 2012, 09:10

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.