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Supreme Court awards death penalty to Sonu Sardar

It may be mentioned that the convict had been awarded death penalty by a trial court in Chhattisgarh and the decision was later upheld by the state high court but the execution was stayed by the Delhi High Court on March 2, 2015. The Chattisgarh government had challenged the decision in the apex court stating that Delhi High Court had no jurisdiction to stay the execution of convict Sonu Sardar as the offence had

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 8 Dec 2016 7:39 AM GMT

Supreme Court awards death penalty to Sonu Sardar
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday sentenced death penalty to Sonu Sardar for the murder of five persons of a family in Chattisgarh. The court termed Sardar's crime as rarest of rare and also raised serious questions to Delhi High Court for staying the penalty of convict earlier.

It may be mentioned that the convict had been awarded death penalty by a trial court in Chhattisgarh and the decision was later upheld by the state high court but the execution was stayed by the Delhi High Court on March 2, 2015. The Chattisgarh government had challenged the decision in the apex court stating that Delhi High Court had no jurisdiction to stay the execution of convict Sonu Sardar as the offence had taken place in Chhattisgarh.

The SC had, in November last, asked the Delhi High Court to decide on a plea of the Chhattisgarh Government challenging former's decision.

Sonu Sardar had killed five persons of a family, including a woman and two children, during a dacoity bid in Chhattisgarh’s Cher village in November 2004 last.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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