The Morning Wrap: Many Files On Death Row Convicts Missing; Tasers Are Newest Gizmo In Delhi Police Armoury

03/08/2015 7:54 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
Dozens of Indian activists light candles and hold banners urging the President to stop the scheduled death penalty of 1993 Mumbai blasts accused Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, as they gather near the Indian Parliament in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Memon, an accountant, convicted of providing financial and logistical support in the series of bombings that shook India's business and entertainment hub in 1993 is scheduled to be hanged Thursday, July 30, 2015. About 300 prominent citizens, including at least eight retired judges of the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court, have urged India's president to commute Memon's sentence to life in prison, reflecting what appears to be growing uneasiness in India with the death penalty. (AP Photo/ R S Iyer)

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