Supreme Court stays Centre’s decision to remit 1993 bomb blast convict’s life term

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New Delhi, Dec 18: The Supreme Court has put a stay on the decision of Central government to remit life term of Devinder Bhullar, a convict in 1993 bomb blast case.

A Bench of Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman and Justice S Ravindra Bhat on Tuesday has agreed to hear the plea of Bitta who contended that decision to remit the term of Bhullar was illegal, unconstitutional.

Bitta has contended that the top court had commuted Bhullar’s death sentence to life imprisonment, which meant he had to be in jail for the rest of his life and the government could not reduce the sentence.

In 2001, Bhullar was awarded death sentence by a TADA court and the apex court had upheld the decision.

Supreme Court had dismissed his review petition and the President had also rejected his mercy plea.

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