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Monday, January 9, 2012

Noose for 59 in the last decade, HC confirms death in four cases

Saeed Khan, TNN Jan 2, 2012, 03.49AM IST

AHMEDABAD: With the two accused in Chandni rape and murder case getting death penalty, the number of people sentenced to death by hanging in 2011 in Gujarat has gone up to 15. This is the second highest figure in the last decade after 17 persons were ordered to be hanged by different sessions courts across the state in 2004.

In all, 59 persons tried in 36 different offences were sentenced to death in Gujarat in the last decade but the Gujarat high court confirmed the death penalty in four cases only, one of them being the Akshardham temple attack case, wherein three persons have been condemned to be hanged till death. Seventeen cases, including those of two drug peddlers and the cases of 2011, are still to be adjudged by the HC.

Source: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-01-02/ahmedabad/30580727_1_life-imprisonment-death-penalty-death-sentence accessed on 09th January 2012

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