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SC seeks Centre’s reply on death row convict’s mercy plea pending for 8 years

The convict, Balwant Singh Rajoana, was sentenced to death for the murder of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh who died in a bomb explosion in Chandigarh on August 31, 1995. He filed a mercy petition before the President on March 25, 2012 but has heard nothing on it till date.

Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi argued that all that the convict was seeking was life sentence and not a pardon.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi argued that all that the convict was seeking was life sentence and not a pardon.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 12, 2020 08:29 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Dlehi | ByAbraham Thomas

Pawan Gupta’s mercy plea rejected, Tihar moves court seeking fresh death warrant

The move comes after President Ram Nath Kovind rejected convict Pawan Kumar’s mercy petition earlier in the day.

Tihar to move court for fresh execution warrant after President rejects Pawan Gupta’s mercy plea.(HT Photo)
Tihar to move court for fresh execution warrant after President rejects Pawan Gupta’s mercy plea.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 04, 2020 10:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

2012 Delhi gang rape convict Vinay Sharma’s mercy plea rejected by President Kovind

Vinay Sharma had filed his mercy petition before President on Wednesday urging him to listen to his side of the story “when nobody did”, his lawyer said.

Vinay Sharma is one of the four convicts in the Dec 16 Delhi gang rape case.(HT File)
Vinay Sharma is one of the four convicts in the Dec 16 Delhi gang rape case.(HT File)
Updated on Feb 01, 2020 11:05 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

‘Was sentenced to death, but sexually abused in jail’: Delhi rape convict to SC

Mukesh Singh and his three other accomplices, who were convicted for the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old in 2012, were sentenced to death. Earlier this month, a Delhi court ordered the four of them to be executed on February 1.

Delhi gang rape convict Mukesh Singh(HT FILE Photo)
Delhi gang rape convict Mukesh Singh(HT FILE Photo)
Updated on Jan 28, 2020 04:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Delhi rape convict Mukesh Singh’s petition against rejection of mercy plea in SC tomorrow

Mukesh Singh’s lawyer had mentioned his petition filed last week before a bench led by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde earlier in the day.

Delhi gang rape convict Mukesh Singh(HT FILE Photo)
Delhi gang rape convict Mukesh Singh(HT FILE Photo)
Updated on Jan 27, 2020 06:25 PM IST
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