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SC to hear Sonu Sardar's appeal in Chhattisgarh murder case

Updated: Jan 13, 2017 06:29 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 13 (ANI): The Supreme Court will on Friday hear the appeal of death row convict, Sonu Sardar, who was sentenced to the gallows for brutally killing five people of a family in Chhattisgarh.

A bench of the apex court headed by Justice Dipak Misra and also comprising Justice R Banumathi passed this order after hearing the arguments from the Central Government top lawyer, Attorney General (AG) Mukul Rohatgi, and Atul Jha, the standing counsel of the Chhattisgarh Government.

Earlier on December 12 last year, the top court had questioned the Delhi High Court as how it could put a stay on the death penalty of convict Sonu Sardar

Sardar had been sentenced to the gallows for killing five persons of a family during a dacoity bid in Chhattisgarh's Baikunthpur village on November 26, 2004.(ANI)