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1993 Delhi blast case: Supreme Court stays execution of Bhullar

New Delhi: The Supreme court has stayed the execution of Khalistan Liberation Force militant Devinderpal Singh Bhullar, who is on a death row in 1993 Delhi blast case.A bench comprising Chief Justice P Sathasivam and
India TV News Desk January 31, 2014 13:30 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: The Supreme court has stayed the execution of Khalistan Liberation Force militant Devinderpal Singh Bhullar, who is on a death row in 1993 Delhi blast case.

A bench comprising Chief Justice P Sathasivam and justices R M Lodha, H L Dattu and S J Mukhopadhaya issued notices to central and Delhi governments on Bhullar's wife's plea for commuting his death sentence.

The apex court has also directed the hospital where Bhullar is being treated to file a report on the condition of the convict within a week.

The bench decided to hear the  petition filed by Bhullar's wife Nevneet Kaur, days after the apex court ruled that death sentence of a condemned prisoner can be commuted to life on grounds of delay in deciding mercy plea and mental condition of the convict.  

In August 2013, the court had rejected a review petition filed by Bullar's wife against the SC's April 2013 verdict.

Bhullar's case got a new life after the larger bench verdict clarifying earlier this week that unexplained and inordinate delay in deciding a mercy plea, as well as mental illness of a condemned prisoner, were adequate grounds to commute the death sentence.