Free Press Journal
  • Rajiv Gandhi killers: Tamil Nadu Cabinet recommends their release

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Sunday resolved to recommend to the Governor the release of seven life convicts in the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case using its powers under Article 161 of the Constitution. The development comes against the backdrop of the Supreme Court recently conveying that the mercy application of Perarivalan, one of the seven convicts, could be examined by the

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    Supreme Court to hear review petition of Nirbhaya gangrape convicts

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Monday hear the review petition filed by the Nirbhaya gangrape convicts. The apex court, in May, upheld the order of Delhi High Court, which had sentenced the four convicts – Akshay, Pawan, Vinay Sharma and Mukesh to death.

  • Nirbhaya case: Supreme Court to hear convict’s review petition today

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will today hear the review petition filed by one of the convicts, Mukesh, in the Nirbhaya gangrape and Nirbhaya gangrape. Earlier, the apex court had upheld the Delhi High Court order which had sentenced Mukesh and other three convicts to the gallows. The review petition was moved through Advocate M L Sharma by Mukesh, who is one of the four convicts sentenced to death.

  • Ujjain: Attackers get three years in jail

    Ujjain: In an over 5-year-old case of violent attack accused Gopal, Naryansingh, Manohar Singh, Hira Singh, Bharat Singh, Trilok Singh and Jaswant Singh were held convicts by the court.

  • ‘Convicts, undertrails not to be categorised as BPL persons’

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government today said all convicts and under-trails lodged in different prisons in the state will not be categorised as persons living below poverty line (BPL). Only those who came from BPL families before start of their jail term will continue to remain in the said category. According to a Government Resolution (GR), convicts coming from BPL families and facing jail term of over one year will not be considered as

  • Indonesia plans crocodile-guarded prison

    Jakarta : Indonesia’s anti-drugs agency has proposed building a prison on an island guarded by crocodiles to hold death row drug convicts, an official said today, an idea that wouldn’t be out of place in a James Bond film.

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    2006 Mumbai blasts: quantum of sentence likely to be announced today

    Mumbai : A Mumbai special court will begin the hearing in the 2006 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case and the arguments related to the quantum of sentence in the case is likely to be delivered on Monday. The Special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act, MCOCA court on Friday convicted 12 accused in the blasts case that rattled Mumbai killing 188 people and injuring 829 others.

  • Egypt hangs six Islamists for killing army officers

    Cairo : Egypt hanged six Islamists who were involved in the killing of two army officers, ignoring rights groups’ appeal to spare them. The convicts’ death sentence was upheld by a military court in March, following a trial in which the six were convicted of carrying out attacks after the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.