India News | Written by Sunetra Choudhury | Tuesday September 1, 2015
The outgoing law commission chief, Justice AP Shah, has voiced strong reservations about the hanging of 1993 serial blast plotter Yakub Memon, speaking exclusively to NDTV, he said that convict's mercy petition should have been further considered and due process should have been followed.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 1, 2015
Death sentence of 306 convicts has been commuted by successive presidents so far out of total 437 such mercy petitions.
India News | Written by Tejas Mehta, Edited by Shyam Balasubramanian | Saturday August 1, 2015
Goa's Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza has defended his government's controversial decision to seek a pardon for former colleague Mickky Pacheco, who is presently in jail for assaulting a government official. Mr D'Souza justified his government's action, saying slapping a government official is a "minor offence".
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday July 31, 2015
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday lamented that BJP lawmaker Shatrughan Sinha had "embarrassed" the party by signing a petition to the President against the execution of Yakub Memon and said it was "extremely sad" that the actor-turned-politician had gone against the party line.
India News | Edited by Abhishek Chakraborty | Friday July 31, 2015
As Yakub Memon was hanged today in a Nagpur jail, security has been added for the three judges who rejected his last-minute appeal in an unprecedented hearing that took place in the Supreme Court in the middle of the night.
Cheat Sheet | NDTV.com | Thursday July 30, 2015
Yakub Memon will hang for his role in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, ruled the Supreme Court a little before 5 am today. For the first time ever, the top court was opened up in the middle of the night. Three judges heard a last-minute petition that said Memon cannot be executed for at least a week after his mercy plea is rejected.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 29, 2015
Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao today rejected the mercy petition of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon. His last hope of escaping the gallows, a clemency plea, is pending with President Pranab Mukherjee.
India News | Edited by Veer Arjun Singh | Wednesday July 29, 2015
Yakub Memon's wife is expected to fly out of Mumbai to Nagpur this evening, where her husband is lodged in the central jail and will be hanged tomorrow if his final mercy petition is rejected by the President.
Cheat Sheet | Reported by A Vaidyanathan and Ketki Angre, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday July 29, 2015
Yakub Memon, convicted as "a driving spirit" for the 1993 blasts in Mumbai is expected to hang early tomorrow morning in a Nagpur jail. His last-minute mercy petition was rejected today by President Pranab Mukherjee, sources told NDTV. Memon's lawyers, meanwhile, say they have moved the Supreme Court again tonight.
India News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday July 29, 2015
1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon has filed a fresh plea for mercy with the President just a day before his hanging.
India News | Agencies | Monday July 27, 2015
On 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon's petition to stop his hanging on Thursday, the Supreme Court today took no decision but said it would take up the case again tomorrow.
India News | Written by Sandeep Phukan | Monday July 27, 2015
On the eve of the hearing of '93 Mumbai blast death row convict Yakub Memon's appeal by the Supreme Court, a group of eminent citizens - including politicians, jurists and retired judges - submitted a fresh mercy petition to President Pranab Mukherjee, urging him to commute the death sentence.
India News | Written by Saurabh Gupta | Saturday July 25, 2015
Two senior bureaucrats of Maharashtra met Governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Saturday morning to discuss the mercy petition moved by '93 blasts convict Yakub Memon, who is to be executed on July 30.
India News | Edited by Mala Das | Tuesday July 21, 2015
The Supreme Court is today expected to take up 1993 Bombay blasts convict Yakub Memon's curative petition seeking commutation of his death sentence. The plea is the last legal option available to Memon who is likely to be hanged on July 30 if the top court rejects his petition for mercy.
India News | Reported by Saurabh Gupta, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday July 21, 2015
Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon is likely to be hanged on July 30 if his petition for mercy is rejected by the Supreme Court. This will be the first execution related to the 1993 serial blasts, in which over 250 people were killed.
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday June 23, 2015
Pakistani President Mumnoon Husain has rejected the mercy petitions of 65 condemned prisoners since the moratorium on death sentence was lifted following the Peshawar Army School tragedy last year, media reported on Tuesday.
World News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday April 14, 2015
Pakistan today hanged another prisoner convicted for murder, as execution continue despite pressure by international right groups.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 21, 2014
In a major relief for the two Kolhapur sisters whose mercy pleas were recently rejected by the President, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday stayed their execution till disposal of their petition seeking commutation of death sentence to life imprisonment.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday July 20, 2014
Mercy petitions of six death row convicts including Surendra Koli, found guilty in the sensational Nithari serial rapes and killings, have been rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee.
India News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday June 18, 2014
The Home Ministry has rejected the mercy petition of five death row convicts including Surender Koli, convicted of killing young children in Nithari in the outskirts of Delhi.
India News | Edited by Surabhi Malik (With Input from agencies) | Wednesday March 12, 2014
The Supreme Court today dismissed the Centre's plea seeking review of its January 21 order which said that unexplained and inordinate delay in deciding the mercy petition of death row convicts is grounds for commuting their sentence to life imprisonment.
India News | A Vaidyanathan | Saturday March 1, 2014
The Centre today filed a review petition in the Supreme Court against its verdict that said death sentence can be commuted over delay in deciding mercy petition.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday February 20, 2014
The Centre today moved the Supreme Court seeking a review of its judgement commuting the death sentence to life imprisonment of three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case on the ground of delay in deciding their mercy plea.
India News | Edited by Nadim Asrar | Thursday January 30, 2014
The three men convicted of killing former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi moved the Supreme Court today seeking commutation of their death sentence.