People on death row in India

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Mumbai/New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, the sole surviving perpetrator of 26/11 terror attack, convicted and ordered to be sent to gallows by a special Mumbai anti-terror court Thursday, is one more addition to the over 300 people on death row in India.

Some of the prominent ones on the death row are:

– Mohammed Afzal Guru. Awaiting death sentence for his role in Dec 13, 2001, terror attack on Indian Parliament.

– Khalistan Liberation Force terrorist Davinder Singh Bhullar, convicted for killing nine people and injuring 31.

– Murugan, Santhan and Perarivalan alias Arivu, convicted for the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991.

– Former Youth Congress leader Sushil Sharma, for the murder of his wife Naina Sahni and later disposing of her body in a tandoor (clay oven) of a restaurant July 2, 1995.

– Former senior police officer’s son Santosh Kumar Singh, for raping and killing his law college colleague Priayadarshini Mattoo in 1996.

– Three AIADMK workers – Nedunchezhian (41), Muniappan (52) and Ravindran (also known as Madhu, 44) – for setting ablaze a bus and killing three students, in Tamil Nadu’s Dharmapuri city in 2000.

– Former Lok Sabha MP Anand Mohan Singh, former Bihar minister Akhlaq Ahmed and former state legislator Arun Kumar for lynching to death Gopalganj district magistrate G. Krishnaiah in the state in 1994.

– Pawan Kumar Mittal, a petrol pump owner in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri for killing Indian Oil Corporation officer S.Manjunath in November 2005.

– Babbar Khalsa militants Jagtar Singh Hawara and Balwant Singh Rajoana for assassinating then Punjab chief minister Beant Singh in 1995.

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