Veerappan

  • DMK welcomes SC order commuting death sentence January 21, 2014

    Chennai: DMK today welcomed Supreme Court commuting the death sentence of four aides of forest brigand Veerappan. "I welcome it," said DMK Treasurer and party chief M Karunanidhi's son MK Stalin when reporters asked him about the apex court ruling. The Supreme Court has given life term to 15 death row convicts,...
  • Cases that may be affected by Supreme Court judgement January 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted death penalty of 15 convicts on the grounds of inordinate delay and mental illness. The apex court said the death penalty can be commuted when there is an inordinate and inexplicable delay in deciding the mercy plea of the convicts. While the death...
  • SC commutes death penalty of 15 convicts due to delay, mental illness January 21, 2014

    New Delhi: In a landmark and significant judgement, the Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted death penalty of 15 convicts on the grounds of inordinate delay and mental illness. The apex court said the death penalty can be commuted when there is an inordinate and inexplicable delay in deciding the mercy...
  • SC extends stay on execution of Veerappan's aides February 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Supreme Court on Wednesday cited Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar case and extended the stay on the execution of four aides of the infamous forest brigand Veerappan "till further orders". The apex court also adjourned the matter for six weeks. The four associates had approached the apex court seeking commutation...
  • Karunanidhi calls for abolition of death penalty February 18, 2013

    Chennai: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister and DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Monday called for the abolition of death penalty. The leader issued a statement saying had the long-pending demand for the abolition of death penalty been obliged, executions happening now could have been avoided. This comes after President Pranab Mukherjee...
  • SC stays execution of Veerappan's four associates February 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Supreme Court on Monday stayed the execution of four aides of the infamous forest brigand Veerappan, who were on death row, till Wednesday. The four associates had approached the apex court seeking commutation of their death sentences. "The execution of death sentence of four convicts shall remain stayed," a...
  • Veerappan's aides on death row to approach Supreme Court February 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Four aides of the infamous forest brigand Veerappan on death row are likely to approach the Supreme Court seeking their death sentences to be commuted. The court had last weekend refused to hear an urgent plea from them. The four associates had moved the Supreme Court against the death...
  • 'SC says no imminent danger to Veerappan aides' February 17, 2013

    The Supreme Court has refused to admit their petition amidst speculation that they may be hanged soon. Their hanging is reportedly imminent after the rejection of their mercy plea. Human rights activist Shanthi Fonseca said, "There is no imminent danger meaning execution is not going to take place so that...
  • Noose tightens on Veerappan's four aides after SC rejects plea February 17, 2013

    Belgaum: Uncertainty remains over the fate of four associates of infamous forest brigand Veerappan on death row after their mercy plea was rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee as well as the Supreme Court. The apex court on Saturday refused to admit their petition amidst speculation that they may be hanged...
  • SC refuses to hear Veerappan associates' plea against death penalty February 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Saturday declined to hear the review plea filed by the four associates of infamous forest brigand Veerappan against their death penalty. The SC, while rejecting the plea, said there was no proof the hanging would take place on Sunday. The four associates had moved the...
  • Veerappan's four associates move SC against death penalty February 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The four associates of infamous forest brigand Veerappan have moved the Supreme Court against death penalty. Veerappan's elder brother Gnanaprakash, Simon, Meesekar Madaiah and Bilavendran were awarded death sentence in 2004 in connection with a landmine blast at Palar in Karnataka in 1993 in which 22 police personnel...
  • President rejects mercy pleas of Veerappan aides February 13, 2013

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has rejected the mercy pleas of four associates of the infamous forest brigand Veerappan. The four accused whose mercy pleas have been rejected are Gnanprakasham, Simon, Meesekar Madaiah and Bilavendran. A Mysore court had awarded life term to the four associates of Veerappan for their involvement...
  • SC sets aside HC order against Karnataka DGP Bidari April 24, 2012

    On March 30, the Karnataka High Court had ordered for Shankar Bidari's sacking while comparing him to Hitler and Gaddafi in reference to his handling of tribals in the campaign against Veerappan. ...
  • 'Bidari, STF men raped women in custody' April 7, 2012

    Bangalore: Muthulakshmi, widow of slain forest brigand Veerappan, on Friday alleged that while searching for her husband, Karnataka Police Housing Corporation Managing Director Shankar Mahadev Bidari, who was heading the Special Task Force (STF), and his team "raped women" and "administered electric shock on their private parts". Addressing a news conference...
  • Karnataka: Sacked DGP takes 15-day leave April 2, 2012

    Bangalore: Bangalore Former Director General and Inspector General of Police of the state, Shankar Bidari, who was removed from the post on Saturday applied for a 15-day-long leave. He will take charge as the Chairman of Karnataka State Police Housing Corporation Ltd (KSPHC). Following the debacle in the legal battle for the...
  • Karnataka DGP loses job over alleged atrocities March 31, 2012

    New Delhi: In a major setback for one of Karnataka's most decorated police officers Shankar Bidari, the Karnataka High Court on Friday struck down his appointment as the state DGP. In a scathing verdict, the court described Bidari as 'worse than Saddam Hussain or Muammar Gaddafi' for alleged atrocities...
  • 'IAS officer feared rise of a junior Veerappan' September 16, 2011

    Coimbatore: Days after the notorious forest brigand Veerappan was shot dead by the Special Task Force in October 2004, a senior IAS officer in Tamil Nadu had reportedly expressed fears about the likelihood of a successor emerging, according to partial extracts of a US Cable released by WikiLeaks. “The terrain is...
  • Veerappan to be immortalised onscreen again August 11, 2011

    Chennai: You may hate him, or you may love him, but there's no ignoring the slain forest brigand Veerappan, who continues to charm filmmakers many years after his death in 2004 at the hands of the state special task force (STF). Now, yet another investigative film, 'Vana Yudham' — promising...
  • Police arrest Veerappan's wife for murder November 26, 2008

    Bangalore: Police arrested the wife of the infamous Koose Muniswamy Veerappan, one of the country's most notorious bandits, for plotting a bomb blast with her husband who was shot dead by the police four years ago. Officials said on Wednesday Muthulakshmi Veerappan was arrested by the police in Karnataka, and...
  • TV series on Veerappan set to air, wife cries foul October 10, 2007

    Mumbai: For many, especially the Special Task Force, Veerappan is a smuggler and a dreaded criminal. But for those from his village in Mettur, Veerappan is a saviour! And these two contrasting facets of Veerappan is what intrigued V Gowthaman to direct Santhanakadu or the Sandalwood Forest, a serial on...