Death Penalty

  • Bombay HC confirms death penalty for Pune driver for killing 9 people September 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday confirmed the death sentence for Pune driver Santosh M Mane, who two years ago hijacked a state transport bus and killed nine people. The incident happened on January 25, 2012 after he was denied a change from night duty to day duty by his...
  • Law commission begins review of the death penalty: Is it time to abolish it now? August 25, 2014

    The Law Commission has begun a review of the death penalty. The Commission has issued a public consultation paper on capital punishment with a detailed questionnaire open to the public to send in their views. ...
  • Poll: Law Commission begins review of death penalty. Is it time to abolish it now? August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Law Commission has begun a review of the death penalty. The Commission has issued a public consultation paper on capital punishment with a detailed questionnaire open to the public to send in their views. The move comes after the Supreme Court commuted death sentences of 19 people recently. Besides...
  • Delhi Gangrape case: Victim's mother says the fight for justice will continue July 14, 2014

    Family members of the brutally gangraped 23yearold physiotherapist who succumbed to injuries in 2012, have said that they will continue the fight for justice. The Supreme Court has stayed the death sentence of the two convicts implicated in the case. The convicts had approached the apex court challenging the Delhi...
  • Should juvenile rape offenders be charged as adults? July 14, 2014

    Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi has said that juveniles who commit rape should be tried as adults. She also said that she is personally working to amend the law so that 16yearolds are brought out of the purview of the Juvenile Justice Act. ...
  • Mentally deranged woman commits suicide along with her three daughters May 28, 2014

    A 30yearold woman on Wednesday allegedly committed suicide by jumping into a pond along with her three minor daughters, the police said. The deceased woman has been identified as Mirgodevi, and her three daughters as Sumitra (5), Puja (3) and Anita (1), they said. The uncle of the deceased woman, Girdhariram told...
  • 2000 Red Fort attack case: SC stays execution of accused Mohd Arif April 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the execution of the prime accused in the 2000 Red Fort attack case. Mohammad Arif alias Ashfaq was given death penalty in the attack. Arif, however, challenged the various procedures adopted by the court in deciding his review petition as well as the...
  • Mulayam's daughter-in-law backs death penalty for rape April 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Unlike Mulayam Singh Yadav who feels capital punishment is debatable, his daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav is strictly of the view that rapists should be hanged to death. While talking to News18 on Thursday, she said, "Netaji is right in saying that death penalty is being debated around the world. But,...
  • Lalu Prasad calls Mulayam Singh Yadav's rape remark 'rubbish' April 11, 2014

    Mulayam Singh Yadav is talking "rubbish", RJD chief Lalu Prasad said on Friday, reacting to the Samajwadi Party chief terming as unfair the death penalty prescribed by law in rape cases. "Mulayam Singh Yadav is derailed now," Lalu Prasad told reporters here before leaving for campaigning. He said Mulayam Singh is talking...
  • Despite furore, a defiant Mulayam says his rape remark not wrong April 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as he faces flak over his comment defending rapists, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has refused to back down. "What have I said? What is incorrect in my statement?" he asked, proceeding to say that there is a debate the world over on death penalty. "There should...
  • Mulayam in trouble, EC demands CD of his controversial 'rape' speech April 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday stepped in after a huge furore over Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's rape comment. The poll body sought a CD of the leader's speech in Moradabad where he seemingly defended rapists. "The EC has asked for the CD of Mulayam Singh Yadav's speech...
  • Mulayam's rape remark an insult to womanhood: Ujjwal Nikam April 11, 2014

    Mulayam Singh Yadav's defense of rapists has stirred a hornet's nest, with his rivals gunning for his head. Watch the video for reactions to his comment. ...
  • Mulayam's rape remark: Son Akhilesh differs, backs 'stringent action' April 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav has stirred a hornet's nest with his rape remarks on Thursday. At a rally in Moradabad, Mulayam seemed to be defending rapists when he questioned the need for a death penalty. "Rape cases mein faansi di jayegi? Ye ladke hain, galtiyan ho...
  • Shakti Mills photojournalist rape: Three convicts get death penalty April 4, 2014

    Mumbai: A Mumbai Sessions Court has handed death penalty to the three repeat offenders in the Shakti Mills photojournalist gangrape case. The three - Vijay Jadhav (19), Kasim Bengali (21) and Mohammed Salim Ansari (28) - have already been awarded a life term in another gangrape case in which a...
  • Nitish Katara murder: HC upholds conviction, life term of the Yadavs April 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday upheld a trial court order sentencing three convicts in the Nitish Katara murder case to life imprisonment. The court dismissed the appeals of the three convicts - son and nephew of politician DP Yadav, Vikas and Vishal, and contract killer Sukhdev - saying...
  • Photojournalist gangrape: Hearing on sentencing adjourned till April 1 March 28, 2014

    Mumbai: A Mumbai court on Friday adjourned the hearing on the quantum of sentencing in the Shakti Mills photojournalist gangrape case till April 1. The court was hearing the trial of three accused after it had allowed an additional charge of repeat offenders to be added against them after their conviction...
  • Seven get death penalty for murdering 2-year-old as part of a tantrik ritual March 28, 2014

    A court in Durg on Thursday awarded death penalty to seven people on charges of kidnapping and murdering a two-year-old boy as part of a tantrik ritual in 2010. District and Sessions Judge Gautam Chaurariya awarded death sentence to Ishwari Yadav (42), who claims to be a tantrik, his wife Kiran...
  • 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...
  • Delhi gangrape: SC stays death penalty of convicts Mukesh, Pawan till March 31 March 15, 2014

    New Delhi: In a new twist in the Delhi gangrape case, the Supreme Court on Saturday stayed the execution of two convicts, Pawan and Mukesh, till March 31. Pawan and Mukesh had moved the apex court challenging their conviction and death sentence a short while ago. The SC order comes just days...
  • Delhi gangrape convicts Mukesh, Pawan move SC against death penalty March 15, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Delhi High Court upheld their death sentences in the December 16 gangrape case, two of the convicts have now approached the Supreme Court challenging their conviction and the death sentence. The apex court will hear their pleas shortly. Mukesh and Pawan are among the six men convicted in...
  • SC dismisses Centre's review plea on mercy petitions March 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a review petition by the Centre which sought that the top court revisit its January order of commuting death sentences if there is a delay in deciding mercy petitions. The Supreme Court had commuted death penalties of 15 convicts to life sentences after...
  • Killer of Missouri schoolgirl executed after appeals dismissed February 26, 2014

    A Missouri man was executed early on Wednesday for raping and murdering a 15-year-old school girl, authorities said after the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a flurry of petitions seeking a stay. Michael Taylor died by lethal injection 25 years after he and an accomplice abducted Ann Harrison while she was waiting...
  • TN decision to release Rajiv killers sets wrong precedent: Congress February 20, 2014

    New Delhi: After many of its leaders including Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Rajeev Shukla criticised Tamil Nadu government for its decision to free the assassins of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, the All India Congress Committee on Wednesday issued a formal statement condemning the state's move. The statement read, "The...
  • Rahul criticises Jayalalithaa's decision to free Rajiv Gandhi killers February 20, 2014

    Amethi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has criticised Tamil Nadu government's decision to release the assassins of his father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Rahul while addressing a rally in Amethi on Wednesday expressed his displeasure over the state's decision. He said, "PM of the country was killed, I am...
  • SC commutes death penalty of Rajiv Gandhi's assassins to life February 18, 2014

    Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted the death penalty of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassins to life imprisonment. The death sentence has been commuted on grounds of delay in deciding their mercy plea. The lawyers have called the judgment a step in the right direction. ...
  • Has SC set wrong precedent by commuting death of Rajiv Gandhi Killers? February 18, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted the death penalty of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassins to life imprisonment. The death sentence has been commuted on grounds of delay in deciding their mercy plea. ...
  • SC commutes death penalty of Rajiv Gandhi killers to life imprisonment February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted the death penalty of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassins to life imprisonment. The death sentence has been commuted on grounds of delay in deciding their mercy plea. The judgement was delivered by a bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam, which had...
  • Delhi govt files affidavit against Bhullar's death penalty February 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Friday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court opposing terror attack convict Devender Pal Singh Bhullar's death penalty. "The government is opposed to giving death penalty to Bhullar as he is suffering from mental illness," the affidavit read. The Delhi government added that the judgement...
  • Italian marines case: Death clause dropped, Kerala fishermen protest February 8, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Independent Fish Workers Federation staged a protest in front of the Secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram against the Home Ministry dropping death clause against the Italian marines who had shot dead two Indian fishermen. They burnt the effigy of Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and even shouted slogans against Prime...
  • Kerala fishermen killing case: MHA drops clause on death penalty February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry on Friday revised the sanction given to prosecute the two Italian marines in Kerala fishermen killing case. The clause on death penalty is being dropped in the case. Revising its earlier decision, the Home Ministry gave sanction to National Investigation Agency (NIA) to prosecute the Italian...