Pardoning Powers Of President/Governor

Consider the following statements:

  1. ‘Respite’ implies reducing the period of the sentence without changing its character.
  2. ‘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.
  3. ‘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:

A
Only 1
B
1 and 2
C
Only 3
D
1, 2 and 3
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