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  • Delhi: Over 1,250 prisoners get remission of sentence for good conduct 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Over 1,250 inmates lodged in Tihar and Rohini jails were granted remission of sentence on the occasion of 68th Independence Day. The convicts, whose sentences have been reduced, include those who have served less than a year to more than ten years. Exercising his powers under Delhi jail manual, newly...
  • Court awards death sentence to acid attacker July 25, 2014

    In a significant judgement, a youth has been sentenced to death by a local court for throwing acid on a woman following which she died. Additional Sessions Judge at Ambah in the district KC Gupta on Thursday awarded capital punishment to Jogendra Tomar (28), who had thrown acid on the face...
  • Delhi gangrape case: SC stays death sentence of two convicts July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the death sentence of two convicts in Delhi gangrape case. The move came after Akshay and Vinay approached the apex court challanging Delhi High Court order giving death penalty. A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court will hear the arguments of both the...
  • Pallavi Purkayastha case: Mumbai court to pronounce quantum of sentence on Monday July 3, 2014

    Mumbai: The quantum of sentence in the Pallavi Purkayastha murder case will be announced by a Mumbai court on Monday. Sajjad Mughal, the security guard of the building where Pallavi stayed, has been found guilty of all charges, including murder, molestation and trespassing. The prosecution has asked for death penalty on...
  • Egypt court jails Morsi's son for year on hashish charges July 2, 2014

    Cairo: An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced a son of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and one of his friends to a year in prison each for possession and use of hashish. Abdullah Morsi, 19, and his friend were arrested on March 1 after allegedly being found in possession of two...
  • Court awards life sentence to three accused in 2012 murder case June 23, 2014

    A local court in Bihar on Monday sentenced three persons to life imprisonment in connection with a murder of a 10-year-old boy in 2012. Additional District and Sessions Judge of Banka, Sanjay Kumar Singh, passed the order after finding them guilty of murdering the boy. According to the prosecution, Krishnanand was kidnapped...
  • Egypt court upholds death sentences for 183 Morsi supporters June 21, 2014

    Cairo: An Egyptian court on Saturday upheld the death sentences for 183 Muslim Brotherhood members, including leader Mohamed Badie, media reported. Of the 683 defendants in the case, 183 were sentenced to death, four were sentenced to life imprisonment, and 496 defendants were acquitted, Al Ahram online reported. The defendants were accused...
  • Former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta's 2-year prison begins June 18, 2014

    New York: Rajat Gupta, a one-time poster boy of Indians in America and former Goldman Sachs Director, on Tuesday began his two-year prison sentence after fighting a protracted legal battle to clear his name in one of the biggest insider trading schemes in US history. 65-year-old Gupta, once regarded as among...
  • Convicts serving life sentence go missing from Tihar jail June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: While the appeals of dreaded criminals lie pending in higher courts, several inmates of the Tihar jail have gone missing. As per figures submitted by Tihar Jail authorities to the Delhi High Court, 915 convicts have either jumped parole or bail since 1999. Many of them have been...
  • Chinese couple sentenced in rape and murder case of a minor June 16, 2014

    Beijing: A Chinese couple were on Monday sentenced to death and life imprisonment respectively in a rape and murder case in which the husband and wife were accused of raping and killing a minor girl. The Jiamusi Intermediate People's Court of north-east China's Heilongjiang province, sentenced Bai Yunjiang to death...
  • Dehradun fake encounter: Ranbir's father wants death sentence for 17 policemen June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The father of Ranbir Singh, who was killed in a fake encounter near Dehradun, on Monday said that he was not happy with the court's judgement and may move the High Court. A Delhi court awarded life sentence to all the 17 convicted in the killing 22-year-old MBA...
  • Delhi gang rape: Convicts move SC, seeks stay on death sentence June 3, 2014

    The remaining two convicts in the December 16, 2012 Delhi gang rape case - Vinay Sharma and Akshay Thakur - have moved the Supreme Court, seeking stay on execution of their death sentence. The petition in this regard was filed by Sharma and Thakur on Monday. The two have followed Mukesh...
  • 1993 Mumbai blasts: SC stays the execution of convict Yakub Memon June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has stayed the execution of death row convict Yakub Memon in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. President Pranab Mukherjee had rejected Yakub's mercy plea. The court has also referred to the Constitution bench a plea that review petitions in death penalty cases should not...
  • Metal band lead singer Timothy Lambesis gets 6 years for plotting to murder his wife May 17, 2014

    California: The lead singer of the band As I Lay Dying has been sentenced to six years in prison for plotting to kill his wife. U-T San Diego reports 33-year-old Timothy Lambesis was sentenced Friday in San Diego County. He had pleaded guilty to soliciting murder. Authorities say Lambesis hired an undercover...
  • Egypt sentences 683 to death in mass trial April 28, 2014

    Minya: Defence lawyers say an Egyptian judge has sentenced to death more than 680 alleged supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president over acts of violence and the murder of policemen in the latest mass trial in Egypt that included the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader Mohammed Badie. Attorney Ahmed Hefni told...
  • Three men sentenced to ten years for gangraping a minor 9 years ago April 15, 2014

    A local court has sentenced three men to ten years of imprisonment for abducting and gangraping a minor girl about nine years ago. Additional district sessions judge Lukmanul Haq yesterday held accused Imran, Saleem and Sanjay guilty of abducting and gangraping the 15-year-old girl in Bilaspur village of the district in...
  • Delhi gangrape: SC extends stay on death sentence of two convicts March 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday extended till April 7 the stay on the execution of the death sentence of Mukesh and Pawan Gupta, two of the four convicts in the Dec 16, 2012 gangrape, as it sought a copy of the trial court judgment. The death sentence of the...
  • Egypt sentences 529 Morsi supporters to death March 24, 2014

    Cairo: A court in southern Egyptian has convicted 529 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, sentencing them to death on charges of murdering a policeman and attacking police. The court in Minya issued its ruling on Monday after only two sessions in which the defendants' lawyers complained they had no...
  • Shakti Mills gangrape cases: Court to pronounce sentence today March 21, 2014

    Mumbai: The quantum of punishment to the five convicts in the Shakti Mill gangrape cases will be decided by a Mumbai court on Friday. The court had on Thursday convicted five people including two juveniles finding them guilty on 13 charges Three of the accused were common to both the...
  • Delhi gangrape: HC order on convicts' death penalty confirmation today March 13, 2014

    New Delhi: More than a year after the brutal December 16 Delhi gangrape, the Delhi High Court is expected to give its verdict on confirming the death sentence and the appeals of the four convicts in the case. The court verdict is expected at 2 pm on Thursday. The prosecution moved...
  • DMK releases poll manifesto, proposes abolition of death sentence March 11, 2014

    Chennai: Abolition of death sentence, statehood to Puducherry, implementation of Sethusamudhram project and making Tamil the local official language are some of the promises made by the Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) in its Lok Sabha election manifesto which was released on Tuesday in Chennai. The M Karunanidhi-led DMK has been opposed...
  • Undertrial Naxal serving life sentence escapes from court March 3, 2014

    Two prisoners, including a hardcore Maoist serving life sentence, escaped from court premises at Ghatsila, around 45 km from Jamshedpur on Monday, a senior police officer said. CPI (Maoist)'s Phogra Munda, serving life sentence in a murder case as well as facing trial in several other cases in Ghorabandha, Shyamsunderpur and...
  • SC asks Tamil Nadu not to free 4 other Rajiv killers serving life term February 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has restrained the Tamil Nadu government from releasing four other convicts serving life sentences in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. The apex court observed that the Tamil Nadu government could be 'rushing' the matter. The case will now be heard on 6 March. After the...
  • Basis of judgement to commute Rajiv killers' death wrong: Chidambaram February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram has questioned the legal basis for the Supreme Court commuting the death sentence of Rajiv Gandhi's killers. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar, Chidambaram said, "The basis of that judgment is not correct, the legal basis of the judgement said that delay alone is sufficient...
  • Haryana gangrape-murder: Family gets justice after a 2-year fight February 20, 2014

    New Delhi: It's been more than a year after the brutal December 16 gangrape, another family has been fighting for justice. Their 19-year-old daughter was brutally raped and murdered two years ago and a court on Wednesday gave all three convicts a death penalty. Intense media coverage and unprecedented protests had...
  • 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...
  • Haryana gangrape-murder: Court gives death sentence to convicts February 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Dwarka fast-track court has given death sentence to all the three convicted for the gangrape and murder of a 19-year-old girl in Haryana. The three men were convicted for the murder and gangrape of a 19-year-old girl in February 2012 in Haryana. The decomposed and mutilated body...
  • 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...
  • 24-year-old boy gets life term for kidnapping MP businessman, son February 5, 2014

    A youth from West Bengal was on Tuesday awarded life sentence by a local court in a 2011 inter-state kidnapping case related to a Madhya Pradesh businessman and his son. Additional Sessions Judge DN Mishra found Abdul Momin guilty of criminal conspiracy and kidnapping for ransom and sent him to...
  • Government opposes commuting death sentence of Rajiv Gandhi killers February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday opposed commuting the death sentence of Rajiv Gandhi's killers to life term. The government argued against showing any leniency to the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case saying that the President's office cannot be blamed for delay. "There was a delay by the government...