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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

Nithari Killer Koli's Death Sentence Stayed Till Oct 29

By PTI Published: 12th September 2014 12:14 PM Last Updated: 12th September 2014 12:15 PM NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today extended till October 29 the stay on execution of death sentence of Nithari rapist-cum-serial killer Surinder Koli. A bench headed by justice H L Dattu posted the case for hearing on October 29, on Koli's plea seeking review of apex court's verdict upholding his conviction and death sentence in one of the murder cases. On September 8, the bench, also comprising justice A R Dave, had stayed the execution of death sentence of Koli for killing children in a house in Nithari village in Noida near here in 2006, for a period of one week. Also Read: Surinder Koli's Mother Meets Him in Jail after Eight Years Midnight Order Postpones Nithari Killer's Death Sentence The plea on behalf of 42-year-old Koli was moved by a team of lawyers led by senior advocate Indira Jaising and was mentioned before the bench after midnight and the order was passed at 1:40 AM, hours before his execution. Koli was to be hanged on the early morning of September 8, in Meerut jail, where he has been kept in a high-security barrack. The lawyers had sought review of the apex court's July 24, 2014 order dismissing the plea to stay the execution of death sentence awarded to Koli. While seeking stay of execution of the capital punishment, Jaising, along with advocate Yug Choudhary and others, had referred to the September 2 verdict of the apex court in which it had held that the review plea of condemned prisoners must be given an open court hearing. Source:http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/Nithari-Killer-Kolis-Death-Sentence-Stayed-Till-Oct-29/2014/09/12/article2427450.ece [last accessed 06.02.2015]

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