Rajoana's mercy plea to be examined

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday said  the mercy petition of Balwant Singh Rajoana would be examined by his ministry on merit and would be submitted to the President for a final decision.

The mercy petition filed by the SGPC and the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee had come to the Home Ministry two days ago and has been added to the list of mercy petitions of condemned prisoners.

“We will examine it on merit and submit to the President of India,” he said.
Chidambaram said the execution of a condemned prisoner has to be stayed once a mercy petition is filed before the President and it should be kept in abeyance till a decision is taken on it.

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