Home Minister recommends rejection of 6 mercy pleas
The Union Home Ministry has recommended to President Pranab Mukherjee to reject the mercy petitions of six death row convicts, including Nithari serial killer Surinder Koli, media reports said on Wednesday.
The mercy petitions of Renukabai and Seema (Maharashtra), Koli (Uttar Pradesh), Rajendra Pralhadrao Wasnik (Mahasrashtra), Jagdish (Madhya Pradesh) and Holiram Bordoloi (Assam) have been rejected by the Home Ministry.
The recommendations were signed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and sent to the President on Wednesday.
Former Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde recommended the rejection of five of these mercy pleas in April this year.
However, the files were sent back to the Home Ministry recently for a fresh opinion.
Forty two-year-old Surendra Koli's death sentence was confirmed by the Supreme Court in February 2011.
He brutally killed and later axed children in Nithari locality of Noida in UP.
(Posted on 18-06-2014)