New Delhi, Dec 01: The Centre is all set to amend the Indian Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure to bypass High Courts when it comes to imposing death penalties on men who commit crimes against women.
The same was informed by Hansraj Ahir, the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs in the Rajya Sabha.
After a very long time there would be four death sentences executed in the same day. President of India, Pranab Mukherjee has rejected the mercy petitions of Gnanaprakasham, Simon, Meeskar and Bilavendran- associates of dreaded forest brigand Veerappan.
The four were sentenced to death by the TADA court for killing 21 policemen at Palar in Karnataka. The Karnataka High Court however commuted the sentence to life, but the Supreme Court in 2004 reversed the High Court order while upholding the death sentence awarded by the TADA court.
Karnataka will witness the execution of a death sentence after 30 years. The last person to be hanged was Hanumanth Mallaa in the year 1983.
The task ahead for the jail authorities in Hindalga jail Belgaum is a tough one. Hindalga is the only jail in Karnataka which has prisoners on a death row. Moreover it is the only jail to house the gallows in the state. Continue reading “Gearing up for 4 hangings in one day!”