New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday extended its order putting on hold the execution of the death sentence of Nithari killer Surinder Koli till 29 October.
While extending the stay, an apex court bench headed by Chief Justice-designate Justice HL Dattu asked the senior counsel to place before them in bullet points the grounds on which Koli is seeking a review of the judgement confirming his death sentence by the top court. The court will hear Koli's review petition 28 October.
Koli is presently in a high-security barrack in the Meerut jail given he's a special category prisoner. So far, Koli has not reportedly intimated the authorities about his last wish.
Koli will be the 18th criminal to be hanged in the Meerut jail.
A warrant was issued on 3 September by Ghaziabad's Additional sessions Judge Atul Kumar Gupta in the name of 42-year-old Koli stating that he should be hanged to death after he had exhausted all his legal remedies in this case.
Koli has been sentenced to death in connection with the killing of Rimpa Halder and in four other cases. Koli was awarded the death sentence by a lower court, which was upheld by the Allahabad High Court and confirmed by the Supreme Court on 15 February, 2011 for the murder of Rimpa Halter in 2005.
Holding that Koli "appears to be the serial killer", the court had said "No mercy can be shown to him."
A total of 16 cases were registered against Koli. His employer Moninder Singh Pandher, who was also sentenced to death in Rimpa Halder case, was acquitted by the Allahabad High Court. Out of 16 cases filed against Koli, he has been awarded death sentence in five of them so far and others are still under trial.
IANS with agency inputs
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Updated Date: Sep 12, 2014 14:52:08 IST