South | Press Trust of India | Wednesday January 22, 2014
DMK President M Karunanidhi today welcomed the Supreme Court judgement commuting death penalty of 15 convicts, and said he would rejoice if a similar ruling was made for the three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case also.
India | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday January 21, 2014
The Supreme Court will today decide whether a delay in deciding on mercy petitions justifies commuting a convict's death sentence to life.
India | Reported by A Vaidyanathan; Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Friday January 3, 2014
Supreme Court today made it clear that it can't order a re-trial on grounds of new evidence. Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam said, "Now it has become fancy that Investigation Officer to make statements after twenty years that he has committed a m...
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.
South | Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin; Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Thursday April 18, 2013
DMK chief M Karunanidhi has asked the Centre to reconsider the death sentence awarded to three people in the Rajiv Gandhi Assassination case and four associates of sandalwood dacoit Veerappan, all currently lodged in Tamil Nadu jails.
India | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Wednesday February 20, 2013
The Supreme Court has said that four members of sandalwood smuggler Veerappan's gang, who have been on death row for years, cannot be hanged for at least six weeks, till their case is decided by the Chief Justice of India.
South | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Wednesday February 20, 2013
The Supreme Court will today take up the plea of four associates of sandalwood bandit Veerappan who are on death row at the Belgaum Central Jail in Karnataka.
India | Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin; Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Monday February 18, 2013
DMK chief M Karunanidhi has appealed for the death penalty to be abolished. Earlier this month, Afzal Guru from Kashmir was hanged for his role in 2001's deadly attack on Parliament. In November, Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab was executed for the 2...
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Samira Shaikh | Wednesday February 20, 2013
The Supreme Court has said that four men from Karnataka members of notorious sandalwood smuggler Veerappan's gang, cannot be executed for now. Here are 10 big developments in this story:
South | Edited by Samira Shaikh | Monday February 18, 2013
The Supreme Court today stayed the execution of four aides of Sandalwood bandit Veerappan till Wednesday. President Pranab Mukherjee had rejected their mercy petitions last week.
South | Sam Daniel | Monday February 18, 2013
V Muthulakshmi, the wife of sandalwood smuggler Veerappan, has requested the Tamil Nadu government to intervene and pass a resolution to stop the execution of four of his associates. President Pranab Mukherjee had rejected their mercy petitions last ...
India | Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, edited by Sindhu Manjesh | Monday February 18, 2013
A tense atmosphere prevails at Maatili village in Karnataka, home to the four associates of late sandalwood smuggler Veerappan, whose mercy petitions have been rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee.
India | A Vaidyanathan | Sunday February 17, 2013
The Supreme Court has refused urgent hearing on the plea of four aides of sandalwood smuggler Veerappan seeking stay of execution of their death penalty reportedly fixed for Sunday, saying there was no proof about it.
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...
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...
South | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Thursday February 14, 2013
A Tamil film based on the life of notorious sandalwood smuggler Veerappan can be released, the Supreme Court said today.
India | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi (With PTI inputs) | Wednesday February 13, 2013
The mercy pleas of sandalwood smuggler Veerapan's four associates, sentenced to death in a 1993 landmine blast case, have been rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee, a human rights activist said here today.
South | Press Trust of India | Thursday April 12, 2012
A local court has restrained the producers of Tamil film 'Vana Yudham' and its Kannada version 'Attagasam', depicting the life of slain forest brigand Veerappan, from screening them without the approval of Tamil bi-weekly 'Nakheeran' editor Gopal abo...
Karnataka | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday April 1, 2012
The Karnataka government on Saturday appointed Abdul Rehman Infant as the state's new police chief, shunting out incumbent Shankar Bidari to the Karnataka State Police Housing Board. The shuffle of the top police brass came a day after a division be...