Press Trust of India | Updated: August 14, 2013
File picture of Devinderpal Singh Bhullar being produced in court
The Supreme Court had on March 26, 2002 dismissed Bhullar’s appeal against the death sentence awarded by a trial court in August 2001 and endorsed by the Delhi High Court in 2002.
He had filed a review petition which was also rejected on December 17, 2002. Bhullar had then moved a curative petition which too had been rejected by the apex court on March 12, 2003.
Bhullar, meanwhile, had filed a mercy petition before the President on January 14, 2003. The President, after a lapse of over eight years, dismissed his mercy plea on May 25, 2011.
Citing his delay, he had again moved the Supreme Court for commutation of the death sentence but his plea was rejected.