New Delhi, January 8
The Supreme Court on Friday requested the Centre to take a choice earlier than January 26 on Balwant S Rajoana’s plea searching for commutation of death penalty in former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh’s assassination case.
A bench headed by (*26*) Justice SA Bobde mentioned that the choice be taken earlier than the Republic Day which is a “good date”.
“We will give two to three weeks. You ought to full the method earlier than January 26. January 26 is an efficient day. It will probably be acceptable in the event you take a choice earlier than that,” the bench mentioned.
Beant Singh and at the very least 16 others had been killed in an explosion outdoors the Civil Secretariat in Chandigarh in 1995.
Rajoana was sentenced to death in 2007 by a particular court docket. PTI