Life Imprisonment

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New Zealand: Christchurch shooter gets life imprisonment without parole

27 Aug 2020

New Zealand: Christchurch shooter gets life imprisonment without parole

New Zealand handed over life imprisonment, without the option of parole, to the man who killed 51 Muslim worshippers in two mosques in Christchurch last year.

Arunachal Pradesh: BJP minister's son gets life imprisonment for murder

06 Jun 2019

Arunachal Pradesh: BJP minister's son gets life imprisonment for murder

The son of a BJP leader in Northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh was sentenced to life imprisonment, on Wednesday, in connection to a murder which took place in 2017.

Asaram's son, rape convict Narayan Sai, sentenced to life imprisonment

30 Apr 2019

Asaram's son, rape convict Narayan Sai, sentenced to life imprisonment

A Sessions Court in Gujarat's Surat has sentenced Narayan Sai, the son of self-proclaimed godman Asaram, to life imprisonment on Tuesday. He was found guilty in a rape case.

SC commutes man's death-penalty to life-term over his reformative poems

03 Mar 2019

SC commutes man's death-penalty to life-term over his reformative poems

The Supreme Court has commuted to life term the death penalty awarded to a man for murdering a child, saying he wanted to reform himself and the poems written by him in jail indicate that he realized his mistake.

Man spent 39-years for wrongful imprisonment, to get Rs. 149cr

27 Feb 2019

Man spent 39-years for wrongful imprisonment, to get Rs. 149cr

In a much long-awaited relief, a man in the US, who was wrongly convicted 39 years ago for a double murder he didn't commit, will now receive $21 million or Rs. 149 crore for his wrongful incarceration.

2013 Muzaffarnagar riots: Seven guilty men sentenced to life imprisonment

08 Feb 2019

2013 Muzaffarnagar riots: Seven guilty men sentenced to life imprisonment

On Friday, a local court sentenced all seven convicts in the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots case to life imprisonment.

Haryana: Ram Rahim sentenced to life imprisonment for journalist's murder

17 Jan 2019

Haryana: Ram Rahim sentenced to life imprisonment for journalist's murder

On Thursday, a special CBI court in Panchkula awarded a life imprisonment sentence to Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh for his involvement in the murder of journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati.

1984 anti-Sikh riots: SC hears Sajjan Kumar's plea, notifies CBI

14 Jan 2019

1984 anti-Sikh riots: SC hears Sajjan Kumar's plea, notifies CBI

On Monday, the Supreme Court examined the plea of former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar challenging the life imprisonment sentence handed to him by the Delhi High Court in connection with one 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

Odisha man burns wife to death, gets life imprisonment

11 Jan 2019

Odisha man burns wife to death, gets life imprisonment

A Balasore court has sentenced a man to life imprisonment for killing his wife four years ago in Nilagiri area of the district.

Maharashtra government to make food adulteration non-bailable offense

22 Nov 2018

Maharashtra government to make food adulteration non-bailable offense

Maharashtra government today said it would make food adulteration a non-bailable offense and provide for life-term to the offenders.

#HyderabadTwinBlasts: Two terrorists sentenced to death, one gets life term

10 Sep 2018

#HyderabadTwinBlasts: Two terrorists sentenced to death, one gets life term

A metropolitan court in Hyderabad has sentenced two of the terrorists convicted in the 2007 twin blasts case to death and another to life imprisonment today.

Godhra train-burning case: Two accused convicted, three others acquitted

27 Aug 2018

Godhra train-burning case: Two accused convicted, three others acquitted

A special court in Ahmedabad convicted two accused and acquitted three in the 2002 Godhra train burning incident, on Monday.

Delhi-HC sentences man to life-imprisonment for sexually assaulting 3.5-year-old boy

15 Jul 2018

Delhi-HC sentences man to life-imprisonment for sexually assaulting 3.5-year-old boy

The Delhi HC has sentenced a man to life imprisonment for sodomizing a three-and-a-half-year-old boy, observing that the child was subjected to traumatic and brutal sexual assault.

Karnataka court awards life-term to man 11-days after murdering wife

08 Jul 2018

Karnataka court awards life-term to man 11-days after murdering wife

A Karnataka court has sentenced a 75-year-old man to life imprisonment for killing his wife, just 11 days after the crime took place.

Man gets life imprisonment for raping 62-year-old woman in MP

20 Jun 2018

Man gets life imprisonment for raping 62-year-old woman in MP

A court in Ambah town in Morena has awarded life imprisonment to a man for raping a 62-year-old woman in 2016.

Delhi HC sentences man to life imprisonment for stabbing wife

12 Feb 2018

Delhi HC sentences man to life imprisonment for stabbing wife

The Delhi High Court has sentenced a man to life imprisonment for brutally stabbing his wife to death 21 times with a peeler knife six years ago.

This German nurse killed over 100 patients out of 'boredom'

23 Jan 2018

This German nurse killed over 100 patients out of 'boredom'

A German nurse, serving life term for two murders and three attempted murders of intensive-care patients, was on Monday charged for 97 other killings.

Jigisha murder: Death sentence of convicts reduced to life imprisonment

04 Jan 2018

Jigisha murder: Death sentence of convicts reduced to life imprisonment

The Delhi HC has commuted the death sentence awarded to two convicts in the Jigisha Ghosh murder to life imprisonment.

11 awarded life sentences over assassination attempt on Bangladeshi PM

30 Oct 2017

11 awarded life sentences over assassination attempt on Bangladeshi PM

In a landmark judgment, a Bangladeshi court has awarded 20 years imprisonment to 11 people for a 1989 attempt to assassinate PM Sheikh Hasina.

Officials manipulating evidence should be relieved: SC on Bilkis Bano

23 Oct 2017

Officials manipulating evidence should be relieved: SC on Bilkis Bano

The SC has questioned the Gujarat government over action taken against officials who tampered with evidence in the Bilkis Bano gangrape case. It noted such cops and doctors shouldn't be in service.

LeT's Abdul Tunda sentenced to life in Sonipat blasts case

10 Oct 2017

LeT's Abdul Tunda sentenced to life in Sonipat blasts case

A court in Haryana has sentenced Lashkar-e-Taiba's Abdul Karim Tunda to life imprisonment in the 1996 Sonipat twin bomb blasts case which injured about 15.

Godhra train burning: HC commutes death sentence to 11 convicts

09 Oct 2017

Godhra train burning: HC commutes death sentence to 11 convicts

The Gujarat High Court has commuted the death sentence awarded to 11 convicts in the Godhra train burning case and reduced it to life imprisonment.

Godhra case: HC rejects Jafri's plea, upholds clean-chit to Modi

05 Oct 2017

Godhra case: HC rejects Jafri's plea, upholds clean-chit to Modi

The Gujarat High Court (HC) has dismissed Zakia Jafri's plea and upheld the SIT closure report that gave PM Narendra Modi and 61 others a clean chit in the 2002 Godhra riots case.

Deepak Salvi, the man behind Abu Salem's life imprisonment

07 Sep 2017

Deepak Salvi, the man behind Abu Salem's life imprisonment

When Deepak Salvi, special CBI counsel in the Mumbai blasts hearing against Abu Salem, started fighting the case in 2010, he expected it to be over in six-seven months.

Mumbai blasts: Abu Salem gets life-imprisonment, two others get death

07 Sep 2017

Mumbai blasts: Abu Salem gets life-imprisonment, two others get death

1993 Mumbai blasts mastermind Abu Salem was sentenced to life imprisonment today in the case. Along with him, Karimullah Khan has also been given life.

Aditya Sachdeva murder: JD(U) leader's son Rocky sentenced to life

06 Sep 2017

Aditya Sachdeva murder: JD(U) leader's son Rocky sentenced to life

Rocky Yadav, son of former JD(U) Legislative Council member Manorama Devi, has been sentenced to life for killing teenager Aditya Sachdeva.

JD(U) leader's son Rocky Yadav convicted in Aditya Sachdeva murder

31 Aug 2017

JD(U) leader's son Rocky Yadav convicted in Aditya Sachdeva murder

A Bihar court has convicted Rocky Yadav, son of former JD(U) MLC Manorama Devi, and three others in the murder of a student.

Patna HC upholds life sentence to Mohammad Shahabuddin in double-murder

30 Aug 2017

Patna HC upholds life sentence to Mohammad Shahabuddin in double-murder

The Patna HC has upheld life imprisonment to former RJD MLA Mohammad Shahabuddin in a double murder case.

Bengaluru court sentences man to life imprisonment for killing wife

30 Jul 2017

Bengaluru court sentences man to life imprisonment for killing wife

A Bengaluru court convicted Satish Kumar Gupta, former HR manager with Infosys, for murdering his wife Priyanka Gupta and destroying evidence seven years ago.

1993 Mumbai-blasts: Mustafa Dossa dies after being admitted to hospital

28 Jun 2017

1993 Mumbai-blasts: Mustafa Dossa dies after being admitted to hospital

Mustafa Dossa, one of the six who were recently convicted in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, died hours after he was shifted to a hospital due to hypertension and chest pains.

1993 Mumbai blasts: Abu Salem, Mustafa found guilty of conspiracy

16 Jun 2017

1993 Mumbai blasts: Abu Salem, Mustafa found guilty of conspiracy

Giving its verdict in the 1993 Mumbai bomb-blast case, a Special Terrorism and Disruptive Activities Act court pronounced gangster Mustafa Dossa and Firoz Khan guilty of conspiracy.

Bilkis Bano case: SC refuses to stay IPS officer's conviction

30 May 2017

Bilkis Bano case: SC refuses to stay IPS officer's conviction

The Supreme Court refused to stay the conviction of IPS officer R S Bhagora in the Bilkis Bano case, saying there was no urgency in hearing the matter as Bhagora had already served his sentence in the case.

PM Rajiv Gandhi assassination- Nalini Murugan moves UNHRC for release

25 May 2017

PM Rajiv Gandhi assassination- Nalini Murugan moves UNHRC for release

Nalini Murugan, convicted for the assassination of former PM Rajiv Gandhi, has moved the UNHRC seeking release from prison.

RJD leader Prabhunath Singh gets life in 22-year-old murder case

23 May 2017

RJD leader Prabhunath Singh gets life in 22-year-old murder case

Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Prabhunath Singh, former Member of Parliament, was sentenced to life imprisonment on May 23 in a 22-year-old murder case.

Have faith in the judiciary, will keep fighting: Bilkis Bano

09 May 2017

Have faith in the judiciary, will keep fighting: Bilkis Bano

Fourteen years after her horrifying ordeal, as Bombay HC upheld life imprisonment of her 11 rapists, Bilkis Bano stresses, "I want justice, not revenge."

Gujarat- Probe ordered into custodial death of cow-slaughter accused

08 May 2017

Gujarat- Probe ordered into custodial death of cow-slaughter accused

A probe has been ordered into the custodial death of a tribal man in Gujarat who was arrested for alleged cow-slaughter.

Bilkis Bano gangrape: Bombay HC upholds convictions

04 May 2017

Bilkis Bano gangrape: Bombay HC upholds convictions

The Bombay High Court upheld the convictions of 11 individuals in the Bilkis Bano gangrape case. However, the court rejected the CBI appeal to give the death sentence to three of the accused.

Mumbai: College students hack biometric attendance system

21 Apr 2017

Mumbai: College students hack biometric attendance system

Approximately 200 students from the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) in Matunga, hacked the institute's biometric attendance system.

Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in prison

19 Apr 2017

Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in prison

Former New England Patriots' star Aaron Hernandez committed suicide by hanging himself in his cell at Massachusetts' maximum security prison in Shirley.

Shahabuddin double murder case: Jamshedpur court acquits the RJD MP

17 Apr 2017

Shahabuddin double murder case: Jamshedpur court acquits the RJD MP

A Jamshedpur court has acquitted Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Mohammad Shahabuddin in a 1989 triple murder case.