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The idea behind this blog is to collect information on the death penalty in India and make it accessible. We are trying our best to put the latest information on the people who are currently on death row, the status of their cases, their mercy petitions and also the information on any death sentence across the country. Please feel free to write us and give us your suggestions and comments and also any information you have come across regarding the death penalty in India. Our email id is abolishdeathpenaltyindia@gmail.com The blog is currently managed by Grace Pelly, Lara Jesani, Nitu Sanadhya, Rebecca Gonsalvez, Reena Mary George and Vijay Hiremath. Kindly mark copies of the emails to: vijayhiremath@gmail.com reena.mary.george@univie.ac.at

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Kasab moves SC against death penalty

NEW DELHI: Mumbai terror attack convict Ajmal Kasab has challenged his conviction and death sentence in the Supreme Court, which has asked for trial court records.

"The Supreme Court received a petition from Kasab through Mumbai's Arthur Road Jail authorities two months back and the registry has asked for the trial court records from the special judge," apex court sources said.

The Bombay High Court had on February 21 upheld the trial court's order convicting Kasab as well as its order for acquittal of alleged Indian co-conspirators Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed.

Source: Times of India
TNN Jul 30, 2011, 02.03am IST

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