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December 31 2009 | INDIA

India

There were 456 death sentences between 2006-2008, but no executions

 
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Press Trust of India

Over 140 sentenced to death last year

More than 140 people were sentenced to death for heinous crimes across the country last year but no execution has been carried out in the last three years, Lok Sabha was informed today.

The highest number of death penalties were awarded in Karnataka where 36 persons were given capital punishment followed by Maharashtra (29), Madhya Pradesh (17), Uttar Pradesh (15), Delhi (13), Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Maken told the House.

The data for the year does not include figures from 10 states and Union Territories.

The figures presented by the Minister show that in last three years, between 2006-08, a total of 456 death sentences were awarded in the country but there has been no execution.

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