Execution of Death Sentence cannot be indefinitely deferred in waiting for convict to file mercy plea: Madras High Court

"Courts cannot indefinitely order deferment of a judicially upheld sentence on the supposition that an application for mercy would be filed by the convict," the High Court said.
Execution of Death Sentence cannot be indefinitely deferred in waiting for convict to file mercy plea: Madras High Court
Death Penalty

While a death row convict undoubtedly has a right to file a mercy petition, courts cannot indefinitely defer the execution of a death sentence in waiting for the mercy petition to be filed, the Madras High Court recently said (Manoharan v. State of Tamil Nadu).

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