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360 people sentenced to death from 2008-2010

PTI  New Delhi, April 26, 2012
First Published: 15:10 IST(26/4/2012) | Last Updated: 15:11 IST(26/4/2012)

A total of 360 people were sentenced to death by various courts across the country between 2008 and 2010.

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Minister of state for home Mullappally Ramachandran told Rajya Sabha that as per the data available with the National Crime Record Bureau, 360 people were awarded capital punishment during the said period.

He said the Supreme Court has informed that 11 matters relating to capital punishment have been confirmed by the high court and upheld by the apex court during 2009-11.

The minister said there were 28 mercy petitions of death convicts pending with the President of India in October 2009 and six mercy petitions of death convicts were received during October 2009 to April 19, 2012.

"Out of the total number of 34 mercy petitions as on April 19, 2012, 15 mercy petition cases have been decided by the President and 19 mercy petition cases are pending," he said.


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