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Goa governor sends back legislator's mercy plea for review

Goa Governor Mridula Sinha on Tuesday returned to the state cabinet for review a mercy petition signed by it for pardoning a convicted legislator, an official said.

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Yakub Memon's mercy plea rejected by Maharashtra Governor Vidyasagar Rao

Maharashtra Governor Vidyasagar Rao has rejected the mercy plea of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon, Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said on Wednesday.

Hearing over Yakub Memon's mercy petition underway

A three-judge bench has begun hearing Yakub Memon's plea seeking stay on death warrant.

SC hearing on 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon's curative plea

SC hearing on 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon's curative plea

The Supreme Court on Tuesday referred the curative plea of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon, seeking stay of his scheduled execution on July 30, to a larger bench.

1993 Mumbai blasts: SC to hear Yakub Memon's mercy plea on Monday

1993 Mumbai blasts: SC to hear Yakub Memon's mercy plea on Monday

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the mercy petetion of 1993 Mumbai blasts accused on Monday at 11 am.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination: No mercy for ex-PM killers, Centre tells SC

The Centre on Tuesday asserted in the Supreme Court that the killers of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi did nor deserve any mercy as the assassination was the result of a conspiracy involving foreign nationals.

Rajnath Singh rejects mercy plea of Nithari killer Surender Koli, 4 others

The Home Ministry on Wednesday rejected mercy petition of Nithari killer Surender Koli along with 4 other death row convicts.

Mercy plea of Yakub Memon rejected by President

The mercy plea of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, a death-row convict in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, has been rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee.

Release Rajiv Gandhi assassins, demands Karunanidhi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.