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SC seeks govt response on plea demanding timely disposal of mercy petitions


The plea has said that the Centre and states should be directed to take necessary steps to execute death sentence of those convicts who have exhausted all their legal remedies

The bench, which agreed to hear the petition, tagged it with a separate pending plea which has raised similar issues

The Supreme Court Thursday sought response from the Centre on a plea which has sought guidelines for time-bound disposal of mercy petitions and exhaustion of legal remedies by death-row convicts.

A bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices R S Reddy and A S Bopanna issued notices to ...


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