INDIA: DEATH SENTENCE COMMUTED TO LIFE TERM FOR 4 OF A FAMILY
October 5, 2010: the Indian President commuted the death sentences of four unidentified members of a family to life imprisonment, according to documents sent to the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Charges of murder, attempted murder and criminal conspiracy were registered on November 21, 1991. The four were sentenced to death and this was upheld by the High Court and the apex court. The four filed mercy petitions in 2003.
Deciding their mercy petitions, the President has made it clear that ‚Äúthe commutation of death sentence of the four condemned prisoners is with condition that the prisoners shall remain in prison for the whole of the remainder of their natural lives and no remission shall be granted to them‚ÄĚ. (Sources: Indian Express, 05/10/2010)