Mercy Petition

  • President rejects mercy petitions of Nithari killer Surendra Koli, 5 others July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: 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 on Sunday. Besides Koli, mercy pleas of sisters Renukabai and Seema (Maharashtra), Rajendra Pralhadrao Wasnik (Maharashtra), Jagdish (Madhya Pradesh) and Holiram Bordoloi...
  • Mumbai: Campa Cola residents write mercy petition to President June 22, 2014

    Mumbai: There is a high drama at Mumbai's Campa Cola society as the residents have not let the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation officials to enter the society compound on Sunday. The defiant residents wrote a mercy petition to President Pranab Mukherjee under article 143(1) of the Constitution urging him to seek...
  • Relief for Bhullar, Centre in favour of commuting his death penalty March 27, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major relief to Khalistani terrorist Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, the Centre told the Supreme Court on Thursday that it was in favour of commuting his death penalty into life imprisonment. The Centre said that there was a delay of 18 years in deciding on his mercy petition. Bhullar...
  • SC to decide on mercy plea of Rajiv Gandhi's assassins today February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Tuesday deliver its judgement on the mercy petition by former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassins. They are seeking to commute their death sentence on grounds of delay in deciding their mercy plea. The judgement will be delivered by a bench headed by Chief Justice...
  • 'Death row convicts' cases need to be treated case by case' April 25, 2013

    Even as the political debate remains charged about the execution of Khalistani convict Devender Pal Singh Bhullar, the man who treated him for more than 2 years in Delhi says his team's medical input should have been taken into account. He makes it clear that death row convicts' cases need...
  • Doctor, judge say there is a case to grant pardon to Bhullar April 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The political debate over the execution of Khalistani terrorist Devender Pal Singh Bhullar remains charged, but there is a new twist, his doctor and one of the judges who ruled in his case, say there is a case to grant him pardon. While the Supreme Court has shot...
  • Hearing of Rajiv case convict's RTI plea put off April 15, 2013

    Chennai: The video conferencing session of Perarivalan, a death row convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, with the Chief Information Commissioner planned on Monday over his RTI query has been postponed, a top police official said. "The session has been postponed. There is no information on when would be the...
  • SC decision on Bhullar a setback for 17 others on death row as well April 12, 2013

    New Delhi: No relief for Khalistani terrorist Devender Pal Singh Bhullar. But the Supreme Court decision spells disappointment for others on death row too. The apex court on Friday rejected the mercy petition of Bhullar, who had sought commutation of his death penalty to life sentence on the ground that...
  • How can the judiciary hang a mentally unstable man, asks Bhullar's friend April 12, 2013

    Unhappy with the Supreme Court's decision on his friend Devinder Pal Bhullar's mercy petition, Arvinder Singh said their battle is on and they will approach Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the issue. ...
  • SC rejects Devinder Pal Bhullar's plea, upholds death in 1993 blast case April 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday rejected the mercy petition of Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, who had sought commutation of his death penalty to life sentence on the ground that there was inordinate delay by the President over his plea for clemency. The court said that delay cannot be...
  • Haryana: Court stays hanging of rape-murder convict April 7, 2013

    Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Saturday temporarily stayed the hanging of a rape-murder convict, Dharampal Singh, in Haryana. A division bench of Justices AK Mittal and Gurmeet Singh Sandhawalia stayed the hanging of the convict following a petition filed by NGO, Lawyers for Human Rights International. The...
  • President Pranab rejects mercy petitions in five cases April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Expediting the pending mercy petitions, President Pranab Mukherjee upheld execution in five cases and commuted death sentence to life term in two others. Details of President's decision were not available immediately. Seven cases of multiple murders, including one in which a convict, who was out on bail on...
  • Dispose mercy petitions in 3 months: Parliamentary panel March 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Amid demands of death for rapists, a Parliamentary panel today suggested that President should not consider clemency pleas in rape and murder cases and said mercy petitions should be disposed of within three months and reasons for granting clemency should be made public. In its report tabled in...
  • 'Mercy petition' section removed from President's website February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The office of the President has taken off the 'mercy petition' section from its official website and it said matters relating to the subject for public information will henceforth be dealt by the Union Home Ministry. The website had a separate section giving details of the number of...
  • 7 more mercy petitions sent to President for decision February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Expediting the pending mercy petitions, the Union 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 the girl's family. The recommendations...
  • News 360: Tainted chopper deal put on hold, say sources February 13, 2013

    The AugustaWestland chopper deal got murkier with allegations of bribery now being levelled directly at the former Air Chief, SP Tyagi. ...
  • 24 mercy petitions disposed of since 2009, 13 pending December 19, 2012

    New Delhi: As many as 24 mercy petition cases have been disposed of since 2009 while 13 are still pending with the government, Parliament was told on Tuesday. Among the 24 mercy petitions that have been disposed of is that of Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab - the last 26/11 terrorist...
  • 11 yrs since Parliament attack, MPs to pay respect to victims December 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Thursday marks 11 years of the terrorist attack on Parliament that left nine people dead in 2001. Parliamentarians will pay their respects to the security officers, who lost their lives in the 2001 attack. Meanwhile, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said that a decision on convict Afzal Guru's...
  • Kasab's execution will not affect Sarabjit's release: Lawyer November 25, 2012

    Jalandhar: The execution of 26/11 terror attack convict Ajmal Kasab will not affect the ongoing trial of Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh in Pakistan, his advocate Awais Sheikh has said. "Sarabjit and Kasab's cases are different. Kasab's case was related to terrorism in which many were killed. Whereas Sarabjit's...
  • Maharashtra home dept 'rejects' Kasab's mercy plea September 24, 2012

    Mumbai: Ajmal Amir Kasab's mercy petition, addressed to President Pranab Mukherjee, has been "rejected" by Maharashtra Home Ministry, days after the lone surviving perpetrator of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks set in motion the last option available to save his life. "The Home Ministry has rejected Kasab's petition and has forwarded it...
  • 26/11: Kasab sends mercy plea to the President September 18, 2012

    Mumbai: The 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks convict Ajmal Kasab has sent his mercy petition to President Pranab Mukherjee. Kasab's mercy plea has been filed through the Arthur road jailor to the President's office. Kasab has been sentenced to death in the 26/11 case. If executed, Kasab will be the 52nd person...
  • Ajmal Kasab is India's 309th convict awaiting death August 29, 2012

    Mumbai: With the Supreme Court upholding death sentence for 26/11 attack convict Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, he became the 309th prisoner in India awaiting execution. The long list of convicts on death row means that Kasab may not be hanged soon. If executed, Kasab will be the 52nd person to be hanged...
  • Rajiv killers' mercy file goes to Pranab July 23, 2012

    Chennai: President-elect Pranab Mukherjee may not even have taken the oath of office yet, but there already seems to be an item on his agenda. A short while after Mukherjee was declared winner in the Presidential polls, UPA ally and DMK chief M Karunanidhi said his party’s demands against the...
  • Send records of mercy petitions: SC tells states February 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over delay by the Centre and state governments in deciding mercy pleas of prisoners on death row, the Supreme Court on Wednesday sought from them the records of all such cases. A bench of justices GS Singhvi and SJ Mukhopadhyay said the home secretaries of all the...
  • Chisti's family to meet Rajasthan Governor November 19, 2011

    Jaipur: The family of Pakistani doctor Khalil Chisti has been granted permission to meet the Governor of Rajasthan on Saturday to plead for his release on a month-long visa. Dr Chisti's wife, Meherunissa Chisti, said, "I appeal the Rajasthan Government to please release Dr Chisti in a months time. My...
  • SC expected to hear Bhullar's mercy plea today November 15, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is expected to hear Khalistani militant Devender Singh Bhullar's mercy petition on Tuesday. The Khalistani militant had been sentenced to death for triggering the 1993 Delhi car bomb attack that killed 12 people. He had filed a mercy petition before President Pratibha Patil in January, which was...
  • Mercy plea of Rajiv Gandhi's killers rejected August 11, 2011

    New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil has rejected the clemency petitions of three killers of Rajiv Gandhi whose death sentences were confirmed by the Supreme Court in 2000. The apex court had sentenced members of the banned Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) Murugan, Santhan, Perarivalan and Nalini to death in...
  • MHA rejects Afzal Guru's mercy plea: sources August 10, 2011

    New Delhi: In a major development, the Government is understood to have recommended to President Pratibha Patil rejection of the clemency petition of Mohd Afzal Guru, convicted for the attack on Parliament in 2001. The move could pave the way for the likely hanging of Afzal, an issue that has...
  • Ajmer: 78-year-old Pak doctor hopes for release July 6, 2011

    Jaipur: Dr Khalil Chisty, 78, who is battling several ailments at the Ajmer Jail may not have much time. And that's why the movement to release him and reunite him with his family across the border in Pakistan is gaining momentum. Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has now put in his support...
  • 17 mercy petitions pending before the President July 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Mercy petitions of 17 people on death row are pending before President Pratibha Patil, reply to a Right to Information (RTI) application has revealed. Most of the pleas are from those convicted of murder or rape. In reply to information sought under the RTI Act by Subhash Chandra...