INDIA: SC COMMUTES PUNE BUS ACCIDENT CONVICT'S DEATH PENALTY TO LIFE SENTENCE
January 11, 2019:
The Supreme Court on 9 January 2019 commuted to life imprisonment the death sentence awarded to bus driver Santosh Mane, convicted for killing nine people in 2012, by mowing them down in Pune. (Sources: business-standard.com, 09/01/2019)
A bench headed by Justice AK Sikri commuted the death penalty to life imprisonment.
On January 25, 2012, Mane, a Maharashtra state transport driver, had mowed down nine persons. A year later, he was awarded death sentence by a sessions court.
In 2014, Mane had appealed before the Bombay High Court, which, too, upheld his death penalty.