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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

Stay on execution of Koli's death sentence extended till December 23

New Delhi, December 1, 2014 | UPDATED 19:06 IST

Allahabad High Court on Monday extended the stay on the execution of death sentence awarded to Nithari killings prime accused Surinder Koli till December 23, a PTI report stated. A division bench comprising Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice PKS Baghel passed the order while hearing a PIL filed by the People's Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR). 

The PIL had contended that on account of "delay on part of Constitutional authorities" in disposing of the mercy petition filed by Koli before the President, his execution shall be deemed "unconstitutional" and his death sentence be commuted to life imprisonment.

Source: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/nithari-killings-surinder-koli-death-sentence-execution-high-court-pil-mercy-petition/1/404660.html [last accessed 06.02.2015]

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