Supreme Court asks Centre to explore comprehensive sentencing policy in criminal cases

"There has to be a conscious discussion and debate over this issue which might require constituting an appropriate commission on sentencing consisting of various experts and stakeholders", the Court said.

The Supreme Court recently directed the Central government to file an affidavit on the feasibility of introducing a comprehensive sentencing policy for criminal offences within six months [Sunita Devi vs State of Bihar and anr].

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