[Death Penalty cases] Urgent need for mitigating circumstances to be considered at trial stage: Supreme Court

The Bench issued guidelines in this regard and stated that public opinion towards a cruel crime is not an objective circumstance relating to the crime or the criminals.
[Death Penalty cases] Urgent need for mitigating circumstances to be considered at trial stage: Supreme Court
Justice S Ravindra Bhat, Justice UU Lalit, and Justice Bela Trivedi

The Supreme Court on Friday commuted the death sentences of three murder convicts to life imprisonment for a minimum of 25 years after noting that courts must show restraint in balancing public opinion with facts of the case (Manoj and ors v. State of Madhya Pradesh).

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