Centre on the Death Penalty, NLU Delhi report: 371 prisoners on death row as of 2017 end

Bar & Bench January 24 2018
Death penalty

There are 371 death row convicts in India as on December 31, 2017. The statistics were released by the Centre on the Death Penalty, National Law University Delhi.

The total number of persons sentenced to death by Sessions Courts came down from 149 in 2016 to 109 in 2017.

As far as High Courts are concerned, death penalty cases of 99 persons were decided in 2017. Out of the 99, High Courts commuted the death sentences of 53 persons and acquitted . . .

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