SC speeds up process of hearing pleas against death sentences

SC speeds up process of hearing pleas against death sentences

NEW DELHI: Against the backdrop of the growing demand for speedy decisions in cases involving heinous crimes, the Supreme Court on Friday framed a set of guidelines that mandate apex court benches to hear appeals challenging decisions of high courts confirming award of death sentences in six months. "In matters wherein the HC has confirmed/upheld death penalty, and this court has granted leave, the criminal appeals will be listed for hearing not later than six months before the three-judge bench from the date of grant of leave irrespective of the fact that the appeal is ready or not", the SC said.

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