Law Commission recommends abolition of death penalty, except in terrorism cases

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 22 (ANI): The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday was informed that the Law Commission had recommended the death penalty be abolished for all crimes except those related to terrorism Responding to a question, Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said that the Law Commission in its 262nd report in 2015 had recommended that the death penalty be abolished for all crimes other than terrorism related offences and waging war. "As Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure are in the concurrent list of the 7th Schedule of the Constitution, the report has been circulated to all state governments and union territories for seeking their views," he said replying a written question. The commission had further asserted that death penalty under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code be abolished except in cases of terrorism since it does not serve the goal of deterrence any more than life imprisonment. (ANI)