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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

Friday, February 6, 2015

Bombay HC Confirms Death Penalty for Pune Rogue Driver

By IANS Published: 09th September 2014 02:35 PM Last Updated: 09th September 2014 03:03 PM MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court Tuesday confirmed the death sentence on Pune rogue driver Santosh M. Mane, who two years ago hijacked a state transport bus and killed nine people. The incident happened Jan 25, 2012 after he was denied a change from night duty to day duty by his superiors. In a fit of rage, he hijacked the bus from the busy Swargate Bus Depot in the heart of the city and drove wildly for nearly 16 km before he was forced to a stop. The incident left nine pedestrians dead, many were injured and several private and government vehicles as well as public and private property en route were damaged. Source: http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/Bombay-HC-Confirms-Death-Penalty-for-Pune-Rogue-Driver/2014/09/09/article2422576.ece [last accessed 06.02.2015]

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