Death Sentence- Delay in execution of sentence even after mercy petition is rejected-.issue pending before SC


In death sentence cases, after mercy petition is rejected by President, there should not be undue delay in executing death sentence.

But what if there is long delay by government even thereafter? Can their death sentence be commuted to life imprisonment?

The issue is pending before SC as referred in judgement dates 9.2.2012 in SLP Crl No. 1105/2012 also reported in 2012(3)Scale page 533

Haresh Raichura

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