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Friday, October 21, 2011

Q. Does the Governor enjoy the power of pardoning a death sentence?

Ans. The Governor does not have the power, like the President, to grant pardon in case of a death sentence. However, according to Article 161, the Governor has he power to grant pardon in all cases, except the sentence of death, with respect to the violations of State Laws. The Govern or also enjoys the powers of Corn-. mutation, Respite, Reprieve and Remission of punishment and sentences with respect.to all cases under the laws of the State.

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