Dharampal's execution stayed till Oct 28
The Punjab and Haryana high court on Monday extended its stay on the execution of a murder convict, Dharampal Singh, 45, lodged in the Ambala central jail, till October 28.india Updated: Aug 26, 2013 21:34 IST
The Punjab and Haryana high court on Monday extended its stay on the execution of a murder convict, Dharampal Singh, 45, lodged in the Ambala central jail, till October 28.
During the resumed hearing before the court of justice AK Mittal, the central government counsel produced the original record of the case. The court, however, directed the counsel to file a detailed reply on the next date of hearing on October 10. The counsel was allowed to take back the original record.
The directions came on a petition filed by Dharampal, seeking directions to the central government to produce the records of his mercy petition dealt in the President's office as well as the home department.
Sonepat native Dharampal was sentenced to death by the Sonepat sessions judge court in 1997 for murdering five members of a family in 1993. He has now sought commutation of his death sentence to life imprisonment on the ground that he had already served two decades behind bars, and the President had taken 13 years and five months to reject his mercy plea on March 28.