Apex court stays death sentence of 3 Akshardham attackers

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The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the death sentence of three accused in connection with the Akshardham temple attack case of September 24, 2002 in which 34 persons, including two National Security Guard (NSG) commandos were killed. An apex court bench of Justice B. Sudarshan Reddy and Justice S. Nijjar stayed the death sentence. The… Read more »

Apex court upholds death for man in family’s murder

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The Supreme Court Monday confirmed the death sentence awarded to a man for killing his step mother, step brother and sister in 1996 in Mukherjee Nagar area of the national capital, saying the murder was carried out in an ‘extremely brutal, gruesome, diabolical’ manner. The court also confirmed the life sentence awarded to the co-accused… Read more »

Kasab gets two new lawyers, to challenge death sentence

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The Bombay High Court Tuesday appointed lawyers Amin Solkar and Farhana Shah for Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, who will challenge his death sentence in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack case. The Maharashtra State Legal Cell Tuesday appointed Solkar and Shah as Kasab’s legal representatives after the terrorist requested that a lawyer be appointed… Read more »