Death penalty

Last-minute reprieve

Print edition : March 22, 2013

This June 19, 1993, photo shows Veerappan aides Simon (front row, second from left) and others accused in the landmine blast case who were arrested after an encounter by the Tamil Nadu Special Task Force Police. Photo: PTI

The death-row convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case-Murugan, Santhan and Perarivalan. Photo: TheHindu

The Supreme Court stays the hanging of sandalwood smuggler Veerappan’s associates on the grounds that a pending verdict in a similar case may have a bearing on their mercy petitions.
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