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.

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

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.

Mercy plea: Prez commutes sentence of death row convict

In a first case of pardon by Prez Pranab Mukherjee after assuming office, death sentence of a convict, Atbir, has been commuted to life imprisonment.

Home Ministry sends Ajmal Kasab`s mercy plea to President

The mercy plea of Mumbai terror attack convict Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab was processed and sent to the President by the Home Ministry on Tuesday.

Place developments on mercy plea on website: CIC to Prez secy

The CIC has asked the President`s office to place on its website periodic developments taking place on the mercy petitions pending with it.

Reveal files related to mercy plea of Guru, others

The CIC has directed the Home Ministry to make public file notings and material related to the mercy plea of death convicts, including Afzal Guru, on the basis of which it tenders advise to the President.

Govt rejects mercy plea of rapist Umesh Reddy

The Karnataka government on Monday rejected the mercy plea of serial rapist BA Umesh Reddy who has been sentenced to death.

Death row convict awaits decision on his mercy plea

Lodged in the Ambala Central Jail for
the past 19 years, an inmate on death row still waits for his fate to be decided with his mercy petition lying pending for the past 12 years.