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  • Asaram moves mercy plea to Rajasthan governor, seeks dilution of life sentence

    Jodhpur: Self-styled godman Asaram, who was convicted for raping a minor girl, has sent a mercy plea to the governor of Rajasthan seeking dilution of his life sentence. On April 25, a Jodhpur court had sentenced Asaram to life in prison after finding him guilty of raping a teenage girl in his ashram five years ago.

  • 11 Gau Rakshaks in Jharkhand get life sentence for lynching incident

    Ranchi: In the first such sentencing, 11 ‘gau rakshaks’ in Jharkhand have been awarded life sentence for a lynching incident. Alimuddin alias Asgar Ansari was suspected of transporting beef in a Maruti van. A group of people intercepted his vehicle, brutally attacked him and set his van on fire. Police personnel rescued him and took him to a hospital where he died during the course of treatment.

  • law

    Two sentenced for life in rape case

    Ballia (UP): Two persons were sentenced to life imprisonment by a court here in a 10-year-old rape case. Additional District Judge Vinod Kumar held the duo guilty yesterday and also imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 each on them. In June 2005, a Dalit woman was raped by Pramod Gupta and Satish in Nagra area, according to the prosecution.

  • Uber cab driver gets jail for life for raping woman executive

    New Delhi: Uber cab driver Shiv Kumar Yadav will spend the rest of his life behind the bars, with a Delhi court today sentencing him for the “remainder of his life” for raping a woman executive in his taxi 11 months ago, observing his acts were “against the society” and should be dealt with an “iron hand”.

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    Four persons sentenced to life in murder case

    Moga (Punjab): Four persons have been sentenced for life by a court here for killing a youth in 2009. Additional Sessions Judge Gurjant Singh also imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 each on the convicts. However, the court yesterday acquitted three other persons in the case for want of evidence. Those convicted by the court for life term are Gurpreet Singh, Parminder Singh, Surinder Singh and Sandeep Singh.

  • Women convicts to spend 14 yrs lifer unlike male convicts: HC

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has ruled that women convicts serving life sentence in Maharashtra jails are required to spend only 14 years unlike the male convicts, who have to be behind bars for a period ranging from 14 to 28 years depending on the nature of offence committed by them.