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Release Rajiv Gandhi assassins, demands Karunanidhi

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 12:42

Expressing happiness at the Supreme Court`s decision to commute the death sentence of the three assassins of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, DMK president M Karunanidhi urged the central and state governments to release them from jail.

SC commutes Rajiv Gandhi`s assassins death sentence to life imprisonment

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 05:49

The Supreme Court commuted death sentence of three men, convicted for killing former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, to life in jail.

Verdict on plea of convicts in Rajiv Gandhi case tomorrow

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 19:47

The fate of three death row convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case will be sealed on Monday when the Supreme Court will pronounce its verdict on their plea for commutation of their sentence to life imprisonment on ground of delay in deciding their mercy plea.

Centre opposes Rajiv Gandhi killers` plea to commute death sentence

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 11:17

The Central government on Tuesday opposed in the Supreme Court a plea by the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case seeking to commute the death penalty to life sentence due to delay in deciding their mercy plea.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination convicts deserve death sentence: SC

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 21:06

Prisoners convicted in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case deserve the death sentence, the Supreme Court said on Thursday as it refused to go into the merits of their conviction.

Centre to challenge SC ruling on commuting death sentences on grounds of delay

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 17:06

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.

Matter closed now: Mahesh Bhatt on Sanjay Dutt`s mercy plea

Last Updated: Friday, April 05, 2013, 21:00

Amidst growing demand from various quarters seeking pardon for actor Sanjay Dutt, convicted in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case by Supreme Court, eminent producer-director Mahesh Bhatt today said the matter is closed now as Dutt did not seek mercy.

Sanjay Dutt`s mercy plea should be considered positive: NCP

Last Updated: Monday, March 25, 2013, 20:02

Actor Sanjay Dutt deserves to be pardoned after the Supreme Court sentenced him to five years` imprisonment and his mercy petition ought to be considered positively, spokesman D P Tripathi said here on Monday.

Don`t execute Veerappan associates: Amnesty

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

Amnesty International Thursday urged India not to execute the four associates of the late forest brigand Veerappan whose mercy plea have been rejected.

Govt acts swiftly after Prez rejects Afzal Guru`s mercy plea

Last Updated: Saturday, February 09, 2013, 11:53

Merely five days after his mercy petition was rejected by the President, the execution of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was carried out in the Tihar jail.

Will see Afzal Guru mercy plea after Par session: Shinde

Last Updated: Monday, December 10, 2012, 19:32

Files pertaining to mercy pleas of Parliament attack case convict Afzal Guru and six others will be looked into after the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said on Sunday.

Shinde to look at Guru`s mercy plea after Parl session

Last Updated: Friday, December 07, 2012, 15:49

Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde Friday said he will have a look at the mercy petition of Parliament attack case convict Afzal Guru only after the Winter Session of Parliament.