List of Mercy Petitions Rejected ByThe President of India- Pranab Mukherjee

The present President of India, Pranab Mukherjee  took his office as the President of India on 25th July 2012.

In a period of less than  7 months, Pranab Mukherjee,  has so far disposed of the following 8 “Mercy Petitions” of  death row convicts in 5 cases as detailed below:

The first mercy petition disposed of by the present President of India was the first and the only case in which a death penalty has been commuted to  “Life Imprisonment” in the following case-

In the case of Murder of Step-Mother, Step-Brother and Step-Sister over Properties- Issues – by-

  •     Atbir of Delhi-

The Mercy Petition was Accepted by the President on 15th November 2012 and the death  penalty was commuted to “Life imprisonment”.

In the Case of 26/11/2004- Mumbai Terror Attacks:

  •     Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab-

The Mercy Petition was Rejected by the President on 5th November 2012 and  Kasab was hanged on 21st November 2012

In the Case of  2001-Parliament of India Attack Case-

  •     Afzal Guru-

The Mercy Petition was Rejected by the President on 3rd February 2013 and  Afzal Guru was hanged on 9th February 2013.
In the Case of Killing  2 wives and a daughter Cases-

In the Case of Killing 22 police personnel in 1993 (Associates of Sandalwood King-Veerappan of Karnataka):

  •     Gnanaprakash
  •     Simon
  •     ‘Meesai’ Madaian and
  •     Pilavendran.
The  4 Mercy Petitions have been Rejected by the President on 13th February 2013-Executions Pending.
In Total, the President Pranab Mukherjee, has so far (until 13th February 2013) disposed of 8 mercy petitions, out of which 1 case was a commutation of death penalty to Life Imprisonment and 7 rejections of mercy petitions.

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