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At present, broad guidelines prescribed by MHA for deciding mercy petitions relate to personality of the accused such as age, sex or mental state of the accused, circumstances of the case etc(PTI)

Supreme Court seeks Centre’s view on timely disposal of mercy petitions

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas | Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 08:47 PM IST
A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde said it was keen to explore the possibility of setting a time limit for the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the nodal Ministry dealing with clemency appeals, to give its recommendation to the President.
File photo of Delhi gangrape convict Pawan Gupta.
File photo of Delhi gangrape convict Pawan Gupta.

Delhi gangrape convict Pawan Gupta’s mercy petition rejected by President Kovind

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 10:08 PM IST
Pawan Gupta had moved a fresh application before the Delhi court seeking a stay on the hanging, as his mercy plea is pending before the President after the court dismissed their application seeking stay on hanging earlier on Monday.
File photo of Akshay Thakur, one of the four convicts in the Dec 2012 Delhi Gang rape case(HT File)
File photo of Akshay Thakur, one of the four convicts in the Dec 2012 Delhi Gang rape case(HT File)

President rejects mercy petition of Akshay Thakur, one of the convicts in 2012 Delhi gang rape case

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2020 08:51 PM IST
The President has already rejected the clemency petition of two other accused in the case - Mukesh Singh and Vinay Kumar Sharma.
Mukesh Singh, who has been ordered to be hanged on January 22 along with three others, had sent across the mercy petition on Tuesday(HT Photo)
Mukesh Singh, who has been ordered to be hanged on January 22 along with three others, had sent across the mercy petition on Tuesday(HT Photo)

Prez Kovind’s rejection of Mukesh Singh’s mercy petition in 4 days is a record

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2020 01:38 PM IST
Mukesh Singh, who has been ordered to be hanged on January 22 along with three others, had sent across the mercy petition on Tuesday, hours after the Supreme Court dismissed his curative petition against the death sentence verdict.
The deputy chief minister’s assertion comes hours after a Tihar jail official told the two-judge bench of the Delhi High Court that the four death-row convicts will not be hanged on January 22 if their mercy petition is still pending. (Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times)
The deputy chief minister’s assertion comes hours after a Tihar jail official told the two-judge bench of the Delhi High Court that the four death-row convicts will not be hanged on January 22 if their mercy petition is still pending. (Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times)

At ‘lightning speed’, Delhi asks Centre to reject gang rape convict’s mercy plea

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 11:27 AM IST
The Delhi government’s recommendation to the Home Ministry comes less than 24 hours after Mukesh Singh appealed to Rashtrapati Bhavan to spare him from the gallows
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