Sunday, March 10, 2013

SC to decide if review pleas can be heard in open court

New Delhi : Staying the execution of a murder case convict, the Supreme Court on Wednesday (March 6, 2013) decided to adjudicate whether the review petitions by all death row convicts should be heard in an open court and not by the judges in chambers. A Bench of Justices P Sathasivam and J S Khehar also agreed to delve on a contention if a decision on whether a convict should be condemned to death or not should be taken only by a five-judge Bench, as recommended by the Law Commission.The court has issued notices to the Centre and the Supreme Court Registry on a petition by G Sundarrajan alias Sunder, who has demanded appropriate amendments to the court rules for allowing hearing of review pleas of death row convicts in open court and also implementation of the Law Commission's recommendation in this regard. Courtesy :

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