Supreme Court to hear Balwant Singh Rajoana's plea on November 1 : The Tribune India

Join Whatsapp Channel

Supreme Court to hear Balwant Singh Rajoana's plea on November 1

Is seeking commutation of his death penalty

Supreme Court to hear Balwant Singh Rajoana's plea on November 1

Balwant Singh Rajoana



PTI

New Delhi, October 11

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said a three-judge Bench will hear on November 1 the plea by Balwant Singh Rajoana, convicted in the 1995 assassination case of Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, seeking commutation of his death penalty to life imprisonment.

His plea for mercy has been pending before the government for over a decade. Rajoana’s counsel Mukul Rohatgi told a Bench headed by Chief Justice UU Lalit that his client has been in jail for 26 years and he has a substantive case based on the judgments of the apex court that his rights under Article 21 of the Constitution (The right to protection of life and personal liberty) has been violated.

On September 28, the court had expressed dissatisfaction over the Centre’s failure to take a decision on Rajoana’s plea for his death penalty be commuted to life imprisonment.

On Tuesday, Rohatgi insisted before the Bench, also comprising Justices SR Bhat and Bela M Trivedi, that Rajoana was entitled to such commutation of penalty.

#balwant singh rajoana #supreme court


Top News

ED challenges Arvind Kejriwal's bail, as Delhi CM to leave jail today

Arvind Kejriwal to remain in jail as Delhi High Court grants interim stay on trial court's bail order

The AAP national convenor, who was arrested on March 21 by t...

NEET-UG 2024: Supreme Court refuses to stay counselling process; issues notice to National Testing Agency, others

NEET row: Supreme Court refuses to defer counselling; 1,563 students to take exam again on Sunday

The Congress, meanwhile, stages protests across the country ...

NTA postpones CSIR-UGC-NET examination due to ‘unavoidable circumstances and logistical reasons’

NTA postpones CSIR-UGC-NET examination due to ‘unavoidable circumstances and logistical reasons’

The joint CSIR-UGC-NET exam is for the eligibility of candid...

India criticises Canadian parliament observing ‘one-minute silence’ in memory of Hardeep Nijjar

India criticises Canadian parliament observing ‘one-minute silence’ in memory of Hardeep Nijjar

In an unusual move, the Canadian parliament observed ‘one-mi...


Cities

View All