INDIA: PRESIDENT PARDONS TWO DEATH CONVICTS
April 3, 2011: Indian President Pratibha Patil pardoned two murder convicts from Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh and commuted their death sentence to life imprisonment.
S B Pingale was awarded death sentence in August 1997 by the Pune Sessions Court for killing two persons related to his estranged wife and being involved in two attempts to murder. Jai Kumar, who hails from Madhya Pradesh, was awarded death sentence by a trial court for killing his brother's wife and daughter. (Sources: PTI, 03/04/2011)