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7 mercy petitions rejected in 7 months, is Pranab Mukherjee the new Iron Man of Indian politics?

New Delhi, Feb 16: When Pranab Mukherjee took over as President of India, it was widely expected that he will at least make a difference on matters that require Rashtrapati Bhawan's  urgent intervention.The expectation was

Raj Singh [ Updated: July 07, 2014 16:47 IST ]


In addition to Ajmal Kasab and Afzal Guru, Pranab has also rejected mercy pleas of four associates of sandalwood smuggler Veerappan. All the four were sentenced to death in a 1993 landmine blast case.

Pranab had also rejected the mercy petition of Saibanna Ningappa Natikar on 4 January, early this year.

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