MHA commutes death sentence of Balwant Singh Rajoana; informs Punjab, Chandigarh administrations
Rajoana, who was sentenced to death in 2007, will now undergo life imprisonment. Earlier, the Union Home Ministry had approved the commutation of Rajaona's death sentence to life imprisonment as a humanitarian gesture on the 550th Prakash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev. The Chandigarh administration will pursue remission orders.
Convict on death row in 2012 gang-rape case files mercy petition before President
A 23-year-old student was raped on the intervening night of...
Nirbhaya convicts move court, allege Tihar authorities are delaying in handing over certain documents
Advocate A P Singh moved an application...
Centre seeks urgent hearing in SC on plea for fixing 7-day deadline for executing death penalty
The Centre mentioned for urgent hearing in the Supreme Court its plea seeking fixing of a 7-day deadline for execution of death penalty after the issuance of black warrant saying the condemned prisoners take "judicial process for a ride".
Judge who issued death warrant against Nirbhaya rape case convicts, transferred
Additional Session Judge Satish Kumar Arora has been transferred to the Supreme Court as Additional Registrar on deputation basis for one year.
Disclose file notings on mercy petition of death row convict: CIC to MHA
Kokde has been convicted for hatching a criminal conspiracy, abducting, raping and killing a BPO employee working at Hinjewadi, Pune on November 1, 2007.
SC dismisses convict's plea for review of death penalty in Nirbhaya case
With this verdict on the plea by Akshay Kumar Singh, the review petitions of all the four death row convicts in the case stand dismissed by the top court. The convicts are yet to file curative petition in the apex court that is the last legal recourse available to a person and it is generally considered in-chamber.
The curious case of capital punishment in India
The share of death sentences for sexual crimes is on the rise, driven by several state-level sentencing decisions.
Nirbhaya case: Supreme Court to hear juvenile plea on January 20
The convict has sought a direction restraining the authorities from executing the death penalty, which has been scheduled for February 1. He has challenged the high court’s December 19 order by which it also deprecated the conduct of his advocate for filing forged documents and not appearing in the court.
Nirbhaya case: Court issues fresh death warrants against 4 convicts, orders hanging on Feb 1, 6 am
Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar Arora was hearing a plea by one of the four death row convicts in the case, Mukesh Kumar Singh, seeking postponement of the date of his execution scheduled for January 22. Earlier in the day, the Tihar jail authorities sought issuance of fresh death warrants against the four convicts.
MHA forwards mercy petition of Nirbhaya convict to Prez; recommends rejection
Mukesh Singh, one of the four death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case, has filed a mercy petition which was forwarded by the Home Ministry to President Ram Nath Kovind for his further actions. A Delhi court had passed death sentence to the four convicts who will now be hanged on January 22 at 7 am in Tihar Jail
Pakistan court acquits Christian woman on death row for blasphemy
In a landmark verdict, Pakistan's Supreme Court Wednesday overturned the conviction of a Christian woman facing execution for blasphemy.
Convict Mukesh moves court for postponing execution date in Nirbhaya gang rape-murder case
Mukesh's counsel moved the trial court immediately after the Delhi High Court declined to entertain his plea to set aside the January 7 order issuing his death warrant and asked them to approach the lower court.
Of four Dec 16 convicts, 26-year-old most anxious, walks restlessly inside cell: Tihar Jail sources
The four men are convicted for savagely raping a 23-year-old physiotherapy intern, who came to be known as Nirbhaya, on the intervening night of December 16-17 in Delhi. Her injuries were so brutal that she died in a Singapore hospital a fortnight later.
Delhi govt recommends rejecting mercy plea of Nirbhaya convict
The Delhi government on Wednesday recommended rejecting the mercy plea filed by Mukesh Singh, one of the four death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case, and forwarded it to the LG at "lightning speed", Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said. He said the recommendation on the mercy petition will now be sent to the Union Home Ministry.
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