Pardoning Powers Of President/Governor
Consider the following statements:
- ‘Respite’ implies reducing the period of the sentence without changing its character.
- ‘Remission’denotes awarding a lesser sentence in place of one originally awarded due to some special fact, such as the physical disability of a convict or the pregnancy of a woman offender.
- ‘Reprieve’ implies a stay of the execution of a sentence (especially that of death) for a temporary period. Its purpose is to enable the convict to have time to seek pardon or commutation from the President.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the option given below:
1 and 2
1, 2 and 3