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Think of victim's family before pardoning convicts: SC

October 11, 2006 12:30 IST

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that the powers of the President and governors to grant pardon to a convict or to reduce the sentence imposed on him were subject to judicial review.

Quashing a decision of the then Andhra Pradesh Governor Sushil Kumar Shinde to remit the sentence of a convicted Congress activist, a bench comprising Justice Arijit Pasayat and Justice S H Kapadia said the President and governors have to keep in mind the effect of such pardon on the family of the victim.


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