HC extends stay on Koli’s hanging

November 26, 2014 12:55 am | Updated November 16, 2021 10:00 pm IST - LUCKNOW:

The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday further extended the stay on hanging of the Nithari serial killer Surinder Koli till December 1. Earlier on October 31 while hearing a PIL on the matter, the court had stayed his hanging till November 25.

The court is hearing a petition filed by the NGO, People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR), challenging the delay in deciding the mercy petition of Koli.

PUDR wants relief for Koli quoting a Supreme Court ruling that long delay in deciding on a mercy plea could be a valid reason to commute capital punishment to life imprisonment.

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