NEW DELHI, Feb. 15 -- In a bid to expedite hearing in death penalty cases - possibly prompted by delays in the hanging of the four men convicted of the December 2012 gang-rape in Delhi - the Supreme Court has decided that it will list for hearing appeals from high courts challenging death penalty sentences within six months from the date on which the matter is admitted by the top court, irrespective of whether all documents and records relating to the case have been filed or not.p11

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