Mitigating circumstances in death penalty cases: Matter referred to Constitution Bench of Supreme Court

The Court was hearing a suo motu case to examine how trial courts dealing with death penalty cases can undertake a comprehensive analysis about the accused and the crime.
Justice S Ravindra Bhat, CJI UU Lalit and Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia
Justice S Ravindra Bhat, CJI UU Lalit and Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia

The Supreme Court on Monday referred to a Constitution Bench the issue of framing guidelines on how and when mitigating circumstances are to be considered during trial in death penalty cases [In Re: Framing Guidelines Regarding Potential Mitigating Circumstances To Be Considered While Imposing Death Sentences].

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