Supreme Court extends stay on execution of death sentence on Veerappan aides
Nine years delay in disposal of the petitioners¿ mercy petitions has given them a right to approach this Court or the High Court to seek a commutation of the sentence of death," the petition said.
On the last date of hearing, the court gave Narain the liberty to amend and rectify the petition after objections were raised on its maintainability by Attorney General G E Vahanvati who was asked to assist the court.
Senior advocate Colin Gonsalves, appearing for the four convicts, had said their execution should be stayed as another apex court bench had reserved its order on a plea for commuting death sentence to life imprisonment on the ground of delay in deciding mercy plea.
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