Q. With reference to the pardoning powers of the President in India, consider the following statements:
1.Pardoning power of the President is an executive power.
2.President sits as a court of appeal while exercising his pardoning power.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] .1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] .Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
Notes:
  • Pardoning power of the President is independent of the judiciary and is an executive power.
  • President does not sit as a court of appeal while exercising his pardoning power.

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