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Monday, February 18, 2013
SC stays execution of Veerappan aides till Wednesday
The apex court will hear the petition filed by advocate Shamik Narain, on behalf of the four convicts, on Wednesday
The Supreme Court on Monday stayed till further orders the execution of death sentence of four aides of sandalwood smuggler Veerappan, who were awarded capital punishment in 2004 for a landmine blast in Karnataka that left 22 police personnel dead.
The bench posted the matter for Wednesday.
“In the meantime, the execution of death sentence of four convicts shall remain stayed,” a bench comprising Chief Justice Altamas Kabir and justices A.R. Dave and Vikramajit Sen said.
“Let the writ petition be heard day after tomorrow,” it said.
The petition on behalf of the four convicts was filed by advocate Shamik Narain, who was given the liberty to amend and rectify it after objections were raised on its maintainability by Attorney General G.E. Vahanvati who was asked to assist the court.
Courtesy : thehindu.com