On March 21, the Supreme Court upheld the death sentence of Yakub Memon in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. Yakub is the brother of dreaded terrorist Tiger Memon, who along with Dawood Ibrahim, are believed to be the masterminds of the deadly attack. Yakub's mercy petition will now join others shuttingbetween North Block and Rashtrapati Bhavan. Here are other convicts who are on death row...
Source : PTI
Balwant Singh Rajoana
Case: Convicted for assassinating former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh in 1995.
Status: A mercy plea was filed just five days before he was to be executed on March 31. The Punjab government has opposed the move.
Source : IBNLive
Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar
Case: Convicted for killing 9 bystanders in a 1993 car bombing intended to kill Maninderjeet Singh Bitta, outside the Youth Congress office.
Status: Bhullar's mercy plea was rejected by the President of India in 2011. His family pleaded in the Supreme Court that he is insane.
Santhan, Murugan and Perarivalan alias Arivu
Case: Convicted in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case
Status: Mercy plea pending before the Supreme Court