India | 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 imprison...
India | 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 | 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 | 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 imprisonm...
India | 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 | 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 | 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.
India | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Wednesday January 29, 2014
The Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing on the mercy petition pleas of three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case till Thursday.
India | Reported by A Vaidyanathan; Edited by Mala Das | Wednesday August 21, 2013
The Supreme Court has stayed the execution of two death row convicts who were scheduled to hang tomorrow. The duo had moved the top court seeking commutation of their sentence citing a six-year-delay in the rejection of their mercy petition by the Pr...
India | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Wednesday May 1, 2013
The Supreme Court has commuted the death sentence of a murderer to life imprisonment on the grounds that the President's office took too long to reject his petition seeking mercy.
India | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Ketki Angre; Edited by Mala Das | Sunday April 14, 2013
The Supreme Court has ruled that Punjab militant Devender Pal Singh Bhullar will be executed for killing nine people with a car bomb in 2009 in Delhi.
India | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Friday April 12, 2013
Devinderpal Singh Bhullar's appeal rejected: The Supreme Court has ruled that a death sentence cannot be commuted to life imprisonment because of a delay in execution. The court has rejected an appeal by Devinderpal Singh Bhullar against his hanging,...
India | Edited by Ashish Mukherjee | Friday April 12, 2013
The Supreme Court will decide today on whether a death sentence can be commuted to life imprisonment because of a delay in execution.
India | Reported by A Vadiyanathan, Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Friday April 12, 2013
The Supreme Court will today decide whether a delay in deciding a death row prisoner's request for mercy is grounds for commuting the punishment to life in prison.
India | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Sunday April 7, 2013
The Supreme Court yesterday stayed the execution of eight death row prisoners, convicted in different murder cases, whose clemency pleas were rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee earlier this week.
India | A Vaidyanathan | Saturday February 16, 2013
Four associates of notorious sandalwood smuggler Veerappan, whose mercy petitions have been rejected, today appealed in the Supreme Court against their hanging.
India | Edited by Sindhu Manjesh | Friday February 15, 2013
Four associates of notorious sandalwood smuggler Veerappan, whose mercy petitions have been rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee, will move the Karnataka High Court against their execution, sources say. Their mercy pleas were rejected on February 1...
India | Press Trust of India | Thursday February 14, 2013
The office of the President has taken off the 'mercy petition' section from its official website and it says matters relating to the subject for public information will henceforth be dealt by the Union Home Ministry.
India | Sunil Prabhu | Thursday February 14, 2013
Expediting the pending mercy petitions, the Home Ministry has sent to the President for final decision on seven cases of multiple murders, including one in which a convict who was out on bail on rape charge killed five members of victim's family.
South | Edited by Surabhi Malik (With Inputs from PTI) | Thursday February 14, 2013
The wife of notorious sandalwood smuggler Veerappan has urged the government that four associates of her husband, who are on death row in a landmine blast case, be spared from execution. The mercy petition of the four men has been rejected by Preside...