Gujarat govt on thin ice on remission of convicts in Bilkis Bano gang-rape case, warns SC

The bench asked why the government sought the Godhra district judge’s opinion instead of that of the Maharashtra sessions judge, who had sentenced them to rigorous life imprisonment in 2008.

published on : 18th August 2023

Bilkis Bano case: SC says State governments should not be selective in granting remission to convicts

The law officer submitted the crime committed by the 11 convicts was "heinous" but does not fall in the rarest of rare category.

published on : 17th August 2023

Telangana HC directs State to quickly process the remission petitions of life convicts

HC directed Principal Secy (Prisons), to communicate with the Governor and provide an overview of the timeframes stipulated by SC for processing petitions filed by life convicts seeking remission.

published on : 11th August 2023

Ten-year jail to all 10 convicts in Tabrez Ansari lynching case

Earlier the police had dropped murder charges against all the 13 accused in the mob lynching case and converted it into one of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. 

published on : 5th July 2023

SC seeks UP govt's reply on petition for premature release of 15 convicts

The plea was filed by 15 convicts including one Rampal through advocates Pradeep Kumar Yadav and Sanjeev Malhotra.

published on : 30th June 2023

Tripura to release prisoners who have completed 66 per cent of jail time: Official

Earlier, five prisoners including dreaded criminal Amit Saha were granted special remission and released from the central jail in West Tripura in two phases.

published on : 28th June 2023

Ensure enough stay homes for mentally-ill: Delhi HC to govt

HC asks government to ensure a sufficient number of long stay and short stay homes for people with mental illnesses who do not require regular hospitalisation.

published on : 28th June 2023
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