SC stays execution of eight convicts, President denies mercy


The Indian Supreme Court has put on stay the execution of eight prisoners on death row. The prisoners are convicted in different murder cases and have filed their mercy pleas. The said mercy pleas on which the president takes decision were rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee this week. 

Indian SC stays execution of eight convicts, President denies mercy-global-annal

An urgent hearing was held late on Saturday evening at Justice P Sathasivam’s residence. The bench also comprised of Justice MY Eqbal. The bench allowed a stay for four weeks in the execution of eight convicts. The eight convicts includes Suresh, Ramji, Gurmeet Singh, Praveen Kumar, Sonia and her husband Sanjeev, Sundar Singh and Jafar Ali. 

Source: Zee News, TOI

Published by Bhavesh Kumar

A multi-talented media professional with diverse experience spanning across journalism (digital and broadcast), management consultancy and documentary filmmaking. Worked for the leading newspaper (the Times of India) and news broadcaster (NDTV India) on their web portal, feature stories, shooting, scripting, programming and editing broadcast news. A creative mindset focused on executing new-age strategic communication initiatives with all its corresponding elements (clear and coherently written key messages, social media marketing and multimedia content) to ensure effective target audience impressions. Also, worked on several primary and secondary market research projects (Market Feasibility Study) for business expansion into new markets.

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