February 15, 2020 2:36 am
The top court also has issued certain guidelines intended to speed up the hearing of death penalty appeals.
February 14, 2020 2:08 am
It also deferred till February 17 the decision to fix a date to carry out execution of death warrants against the convicts — Pawan, Mukesh Singh (32), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31).
February 13, 2020 2:14 am
She submitted before Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana with folded hands that the court should fix a fresh date of execution of death warrants against the four convicts in the case.
February 12, 2020 7:21 pm
The date of execution, first fixed for January 22 in Tihar jail, was postponed for 6 am on February 1 by a January 17 court order. The trial court later, on January 31 stayed, "till further orders" the execution of the four convicts in the case, who are lodged in Tihar Jail.
February 11, 2020 10:09 pm
Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court granted liberty to the authorities to approach the trial court for the issuance of fresh date for the execution of the convicts.
February 08, 2020 4:21 am
Citing the Delhi High Court’s February 5 order, which permitted the convicts, in the interest of justice, to exercise their legal remedies within one week of the order, Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana said, “It is criminally sinful to execute the condemned convicts when the law permits them to live”.
February 05, 2020 9:12 pm
December 16 gangrape case: This is the third mercy plea that Kovind has rejected in the case.
February 04, 2020 7:28 pm
Last week Friday, a trial court had postponed the execution of death warrants issued against the four convicts, saying the country cannot afford to discriminate against a death row convict in pursuit of legal remedies.
February 01, 2020 2:26 pm
One of the four convicts in the 2012 Delhi rape case, Sharma had on Wednesday filed the petition before President Kovind after his curative petition against the death penalty awarded to him was rejected by the Supreme Court.
January 30, 2020 10:11 am
Unfortunately, the Supreme Court has laid down no sentencing policy except a negative one, “rarest of the rare”, which gives no guidance to a decision-maker on the goal of sentencing.