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Death sentence cannot be carried out in an arbitrary manner: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that the execution of death sentence cannot be carried out in an arbitrary manner without following the due process of law. ‚ÄúCondemned prisoners also have a right to dignity and execution of death sentence … Continue reading

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Courts have discretion to order sentences to run concurrently: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that the courts have full discretion to order sentences for two or more offences at one trial to run concurrently and rejected that the normal rule is to order the sentence to be consecutive. … Continue reading

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Constitution Bench to decide on remission of life sentences of Rajiv Gandhi killers: SC

A Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India referred the matter on remission of life imprisonment of convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case to a Constitution Bench and continued its interim order of staying the State of Tamil Nadu … Continue reading

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