2012 Delhi gangrape case convict Akshay Thakur files mercy plea before Ram Nath Kovind; president earlier rejected Vinay Kumar Sharma's petition
Thakur and three other convicts were to be hanged on Saturday but a city court indefinitely postponed their hanging
Indian jails overcrowded, understaffed, reveals NCRB report; most prisoners are undertrials, over 70% of them haven't studied till Class 10
According to the report, at the end of 2017, 68.5 percent of the total prisoners in India were undertrials and 30.9 percent were convicts.
SC pulls up Election Commission for 'unclear' stand on barring convicted lawmakers from contesting polls
Supreme Court pulled up the Election Commission for not taking a clear stand on a plea seeking a lifetime bar on convicted politicians from contesting elections,
Indrani Mukherjea among 200 booked for rioting in Byculla Jail post convict's death; officials say she instigated prisoners
Nearly 200 inmates from Byculla Jail, including Indrani Mukerjea, the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, have been booked for rioting and other offences following the death of a woman convict.
Convicts serving jail sentence for rape, rape and murder and dacoity in Maharashtra will not be eligible for "regular" parole, as per the amendments to the prison rules made in the backdrop of a convict jumping parole in a sensational murder case in Mumbai.
A court convicted eight members of the notorious 'snake gang' in connection with a range of criminal offences, including dacoity and assault
Four death row convicts in the 16 December gangrape and murder case were on Thursday held guilty of kidnapping and dacoity by a Delhi court in a separate robbery case.
Indonesia's president said on Tuesday the planned execution of 11 convicts on death row, most on drugs charges, would not be delayed.
A court here has convicted a youth, who had robbed a West Bengal-based trader at knife point and later chewed off a finger of a policeman who nabbed him after a scuffle here in 2007.
In a move that would tackle the severe congestion in Indian prisons, the Union Government has started work on a system where undertrials, who have served at least half of their would be sentence, will be released from prison.
Two officials of the Education Department, who were convicted in the 2004 Kumbakonam School fire tragedy, filed petitions seeking suspension of sentence.
The Supreme Court commuted the death sentence given to two convicts involved in an attack on the American Centre in Kolkata in 2002.
The additional charge was framed yesterday under 376 (e) of IPC after the sessions court accepted the prosecution's application in this regard.
The additional charges were framed under section 376 (e) of the IPC for repeated offence after court accepted the prosecution's application on the count.
The Centre today directed all states to take "urgent suitable action" in implementing the Supreme Court's guidelines for safeguarding the interest of the death row convicts.
Appearing for convicts Akshay Thakur and Vinay Sharma, counsel AP Singh told this to the bench of Justices Reva Khetrapal and Pratibha Rani who are hearing their appeal against the trial court's conviction and sentence.
The Delhi High Court will hear, on a day-to-day basis, from tomorrow the death penalty reference against the four convicts in the December 16 gangrape and murder case of a 23-year-old girl.