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Over 400 death row prisoners in Indian jails till 2020, shows data

The death sentence of 29 convicts was commuted to life imprisonment in 2020, according to the NCRB

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
As many as 413 prisoners, who have been awarded the death sentence, were lodged in jails across the country till the end of 2020, according to a new central government data.

Of the total death row prisoners, 94 were sentenced to capital punishment in 2020, stated the National Crime Records Bureau’s (NCRB) annual “Prison Statistics India 2020”.

The death sentence of 29 convicts was commuted to life imprisonment in 2020, according to the NCRB, which functions under the Ministry of Home Affairs.

“A total of 94 persons were awarded death penalty during 2020 in the country. Out of 94 persons awarded with capital

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First Published: Jan 31 2022 | 10:25 PM IST

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