The Supreme Court on Friday has given six more weeks to government to decide on mercy plea of Balwant Singh Rajoana who was awarded death penalty in a case relating to assassination of then Punjab CM Beant Singh.
The Supreme Court on Monday gave two weeks to the Centre to decide on the mercy plea of Balwant Singh Rajoana, a former Punjab Police Constable convicted in former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh’s assassination case.
Balwant Singh Rajoana was given a death sentence for the murder of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh who died in a bomb explosion in Chandigarh on August 31, 1995. In 2012, Rajoana filed a mercy petition before the President but it hasn’t been decided to date.
The Central Board of Secondary Education on Wednesday cancelled the class 10 board exams and the class 12 board exams have been deferred in view of a nationwide Covid surge that had led to parents, students, and various states demanding exams to be scrapped.
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday ordered for the release of a man from a deportation centre in Narela area of the national capital after observing that "it is being detained by the official without any legal cause, occasion or justification; and in gross violation of the procedure established by law."