Supreme Court issues notice to Surender Koli over UP Govt's plea for death penalty

Supreme Court issues notice to Surender Koli over UP Govt

thumb007New Delhi, Jul 13 - The Supreme Court today issued a notice to Surender Koli, convict in the Nithari serial killings case on a petition filed by Uttar Pradesh government against the Allahabad High Court order which commuted his death sentence to life term, earlier this year. A three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice H L Dattu and Justices Amitava Roy and Arun Mishra issued notice to Koli and sought a reply from him. In its plea, the UP government had sought that the order of High Court should be set aside. On January 28, 2015, the Allahabad High Court had commuted the death sentence of Koli to life imprisonment in the murder of 14-year-old Rimpa Haldar. Koli was sentenced to death by a special CBI court in Ghaziabad on February 13, 2009. The high court had commuted the death sentence of Koli after hearing a PIL filed by People's Union for Democratic Rights by clubbing with another petition filed by Koli himself. Rimpa's murder came to light in December 2006, when many children from Nithari went missing over a period of time and skeletons were recovered from near the residence of Koli's employee, Noida-based businessman Moninder Singh Pandher.

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