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2012 Delhi gangrape case convict Akshay Thakur files mercy plea before Ram Nath Kovind; president earlier rejected Vinay Kumar Sharma's petition
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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

From slow poisoning claims, to allegation of impeding mercy petition, convicts of Delhi gangrape case make bizarre claims; court refuses to intervene
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From slow poisoning claims, to allegation of impeding mercy petition, convicts of Delhi gangrape case make bizarre claims; court refuses to intervene

A Delhi court said no further directions were required on a plea by the lawyer of the death row convicts in the 2012 Delhi gang rape and murder case alleging the prison authorities were not handing over certain documents required to file mercy and curative petitions and disposed of the petition.

2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case: Convicts won't be able to escape gallows despite legal tactics, says victim's father
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2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case: Convicts won't be able to escape gallows despite legal tactics, says victim's father

The father of the victim of the 2012 Delhi gangrape and murder said that the four convicts will not be able to escape the gallows, despite all the legal tactics they may employ

Delhi govt sends 2012 Delhi gangrape convict Mukesh Singh’s mercy plea to lieutenant-governor, recommends its rejection
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Delhi govt sends 2012 Delhi gangrape convict Mukesh Singh’s mercy plea to lieutenant-governor, recommends its rejection

The Delhi government recommended rejecting the mercy plea filed by Mukesh Singh, one of the four death row convicts in the 2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case, and forwarded it to the L-G

Rajiv Gandhi assassination: Tamil Nadu cabinet accepts mercy plea of 7 convicts, to recommend release to governor
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Rajiv Gandhi assassination: Tamil Nadu cabinet accepts mercy plea of 7 convicts, to recommend release to governor

Tamil Nadu minister D Jayakumar, speaking after the cabinet meeting in Chennai, said the recommendation would be sent to Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit immediately,

Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict Nalini Sriharan seeks early release, writes to Tamil Nadu home secretary
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Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict Nalini Sriharan seeks early release, writes to Tamil Nadu home secretary

Nalini Sriharan's plea comes days after the top court asked the Tamil Nadu governor to consider the mercy plea of another convict in the Rajiv Gandhi case.

Shatrughan Sinha 'embarrassed' BJP by signing mercy petition for Yakub Memon, says Jaitley
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Shatrughan Sinha 'embarrassed' BJP by signing mercy petition for Yakub Memon, says Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday lamented that BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha had "embarrassed" the party by signing a petition to the President against the execution of Yakub Memon and said it was "extremely sad" that the actor-turned-politician had gone against the party line.

 Political war of words erupts over Yakub Memon's execution
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Political war of words erupts over Yakub Memon's execution

A political war of words erupted on Thursday over the execution of 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon, with a section of opposition leaders speaking against the death sentence.

Yakub Memon has not prepared a will so far, says his lawyer
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Yakub Memon has not prepared a will so far, says his lawyer

Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon, whose last-ditch effort to escape the noose at the Central Prison in Nagpur on his 53rd birthday on Thursday was rejected by the Supreme Court, has not prepared any will so far, the convict's lawyer Anil Gedam said in Nagpur on Wednesday.

Countdown for Yakub Memon's hanging begins at Nagpur jail, security beefed up in Mumbai
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Countdown for Yakub Memon's hanging begins at Nagpur jail, security beefed up in Mumbai

With the Supreme Court rejecting relief to Yakub Memon, the countdown for the hanging of the only death-row convict of 1993 Mumbai blasts case on Thursday has started at the Nagpur Central Prison in Nagpur.

BJP welcomes SC verdict on Yakub Memon, calls those opposed to sentence as 'mentally challenged'
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BJP welcomes SC verdict on Yakub Memon, calls those opposed to sentence as 'mentally challenged'

BJP on Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict rejecting the plea of Yakub Memon, the lone death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, to escape the gallows, and said justice has been finally delivered to the victims.

Justice hasn't been done: Experts question Yakub Memon SC verdict procedure, victims happy
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Justice hasn't been done: Experts question Yakub Memon SC verdict procedure, victims happy

The Supreme Court's refusal to stay execution of Yakub Memon on Wednesday drew sharp reactions from legal experts with some questioning the procedure adopted in the issuance of death warrant, while others, including victims of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, hailing the verdict.

Sena, BJP demand Yakub Memon 'sympathisers' to be charged with treason
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Sena, BJP demand Yakub Memon 'sympathisers' to be charged with treason

Controversy over execution of 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts convict Yakub Memon found its echo in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly on Wednesday with the Sena-BJP demanding that Congress MLAs who have sent a letter to the President seeking commutation of his death sentence to life, be booked for treason.

Yakub Memon's death sentence: SC asks Attorney General to clarify rules of curative petitions
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Yakub Memon's death sentence: SC asks Attorney General to clarify rules of curative petitions

Uncertainty continued on Monday over whether Yakub Memon, the sole 1993 Mumbai blasts convict on death row, will be hanged on 30 July.

Support for Yakub Memon's mercy plea grows as eminent personalities urge President Mukherjee to reconsider
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Support for Yakub Memon's mercy plea grows as eminent personalities urge President Mukherjee to reconsider

Eminent lawyer Ram Jethmalani and leaders from four political parties were among around 200 people who on Sunday urged President Pranab Mukherjee to reconsider the mercy plea of the 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon, set to hang in Nagpur on 30 July.

SC to hear 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon's plea against death sentence on Monday
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SC to hear 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon's plea against death sentence on Monday

SC will hear Yakub Memon's plea against his death sentence on Monday, PTI has reported. Memon claimed that his death warrant was issued before he could exhaust all his legal remedies.

After filing mercy plea to Maha Guv, Yakub Memon moves SC to stay death penalty
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After filing mercy plea to Maha Guv, Yakub Memon moves SC to stay death penalty

Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, the sole death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, on Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking stay of execution of his death sentence scheduled for 30 July on the ground that all legal remedies have not been exhausted.

Repeated mercy pleas violate principle of finality: Centre tells SC
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Repeated mercy pleas violate principle of finality: Centre tells SC

Repeated mercy pleas before the President and the Governor by convicts seeking remission or commutation of their sentences violate the principle of finality, the Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court.

Nithari killings: Surinder Koli to be hanged on 12 Sept in Meerut
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Nithari killings: Surinder Koli to be hanged on 12 Sept in Meerut

Nithari serial killer Surinder Koli, who has been sentenced to death for the brutal killing of a 14-year-old girl, will be hanged here on September 12, Jail Superintendent S H M Rizvi said on Thursday night.

Grisly child killers will be first women in independent India to be executed
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Grisly child killers will be first women in independent India to be executed

Masterminded by Anjana, who died in 1998, they formed a ring where they would steal purses and pickpocket in temples, fairs, markets etc and if they were caught in the act, the other sister, who would be carrying a baby, would throw it on the ground or bang its head on the wall to make it cry distract the crowd.