Which is the "appropriate government" empowered to remit/ suspend sentence in criminal cases? Madras High Court answers

The Court passed the ruling in view of the confusion often encountered when leave petitions are submitted by prisoners convicted under laws over which both the Centre and the State exercise executive power.
Which is the "appropriate government" empowered to remit/ suspend sentence in criminal cases? Madras High Court answers
Justice Anand Venkatesh, Madras High Court

The State government is the "appropriate government" ordinarily empowered to suspend or remit sentences imposed on criminal convicts under Section 432 (power to suspend or remit sentences) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), the Madras High Court ruled on Thursday, while maintaining that there are certain exceptions to the same (B Salma Mahajabeen v. Govt of Tamil Nadu).

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