Constitution of India — Articles 72 & 32 — Mercy petition

August 6th, 2013

Constitution of India — Articles 72 & 32 — Mercy petition — Judicial review against decision taken by President — Scope of powers — Finding recorded by the majority on the issue of the petitioner’s guilt found to be conclusive — Resultantly, while deciding the issue whether the sentence of death awarded to the accused should be converted into life imprisonment, the Court cannot review such finding.

Triveniben v. State of Gujarat, (1989) 1 SCC 678, Relied on.

(Para 43)

Devender Pal Singh Bhullar v. State of N.C.T. of Delhi[Bench Strength 2], Writ Petition (Criminal) D. No. 16039/2011(12/04/2013), 2013(5) SCALE 575: 2013(2) Supreme 642: 2013(5) JT 598: 2013(5) SLT 223 [G.S. Singhvi, J.: Sudhansu Jyoti Mukhopadhaya, J.]

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