Supreme Court sets aside Death Warrant issued by Principal Sessions Judge before period for filing SLP expired

Murali Krishnan April 16 2019
Chief Justice of India

The Supreme Court today set aside a death warrant issued by a Principal Sessions Judge in Tamil Nadu.

The Bench of Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna noted that the warrant for the execution of death sentence was issued before the period for filing of SLP was over and was, therefore, contrary to law.

The petitioner Kattavellai @ Devkar was sentenced to death on March 7, 2018 by the . . .

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