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Dhananjoy may again appeal to Supreme Court

August 04, 2004 17:12 IST

Dhananjoy Chatterjee, sentenced to death for raping and murdering a 14-year-old girl in Kolkata in 1990, is likely to move the Supreme Court in appeal once again.

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Just hours after news came in that Chatterjee's clemency plea has been rejected by President A P J Abdul Kalam,the convict's lawyer, Sekhar Basu, said he will move a petition in the Supreme Court under Article 32 of the Constitution.

Article 32 deals with the right to move the Supreme Court for enforcement of a fundamental right.

"Notwithstanding the Presidential decision, there has been inordinate delay in the matter and as such Dhananjoy Chatterjee deserves commutation of his sentence," Basu told PTI.


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Number of User Comments: 16




Sub: Hanging is not the remedy

The govt should neither hang him nor let him live in peace,he must be given such a punishment that his whole life must be with ...


Posted by devuram





Sub: Think Again

I wish the whole society gives a serious thought to state sponsored execution. It has hardly served as a deterrent to any of the crimes. ...


Posted by Amitdyuti





Sub: Dhananjoy hanging

Dhananjoy and his lawyers have used all the loopholes in the judiciary which can happen only in this country, for 14 long years, he should ...


Posted by Mohan D





Sub: India.......

I am no one to say whether or not this 'person' (I won't call a criminal, nor am I goin to say he is innocent)should ...


Posted by AJ





Sub: what proof the court has?

he should be hanged if he has really done that.BUT HAVE WE SATISFIED OURSELVES THAT IS HE REALLY THE CULPRIT?the proofs that are being brodcasted ...


Posted by pallav beri




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