Governor’s pardon power overrides 433A: SC

Source: The Hindu What is the News? Section 433A mandates that a prisoner’s sentence can be remitted only after 14 years of jail. Recently, the Supreme Court has observed that the power of the Governor under Article 161 of the Constitution to commute a sentence or to pardon will override the restrictions imposed under Section… Continue reading Governor’s pardon power overrides 433A: SC

Should the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi case be released

Should the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi case be released News: The Tamil Nadu government has recommended release of all seven convicts under Article 161 of the Constitution in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. Article 161: This gives the Governor power to pardon, suspend, remit or commute sentences of people who have been proved guilty in court… Continue reading Should the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi case be released