Monica Bedi’s conviction upheld, sentence reduced

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the conviction of actress Monika Bedi, girlfriend of underworld don Abu Salem, in the fake passport case but reduced her sentence to period of jail term she had already undergone. A bench of justices B Sudershan Reddy and S S Nijjar rejected Monika’s plea that she could not be… Read more »

Delay in hanging leads to reduced sentences, show rulings

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The government may be unwittingly entitling condemned prisoners – including Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru – to a lesser life sentence by delaying decisions on their mercy pleas, Supreme Court rulings suggest. The apex court has repeatedly held that excessive delay in executing the death penalty, leaving the condemned prisoner to suffer a “dehumanising… Read more »