Consider the following judicial powers of the President of India | Q.-1

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Consider the following judicial powers of the President of India
1. President has pardoning power which not only removes punishment but also place person in position that he has never committed that offence.
2. President has power of Reprive which is temporary suspension of punishment fixed by law.
3. President has power of Respite which is reduction in amount of sentence without changing character of punishment.
4. President has power of Remission which is postponement of execution of sentence to future period.
5. President has power of Commutation which is changing of punishment character as compared to original proposed.
Which of the above statement is / are Incorrect?
(a) Only 1, 2 and 5 (b) Only 2, 3 and 4
(c) Only 2 and 3 (d) Only 3 and 4

Answer: (A) Only 1, 2 and 5
Article 72 of the constitution gives the President the power to grant Pardon, Reprive, Respite, Remission and commutation of any person convicted of any offence.
1. President has pardoning power which not only removes punishment but also place person in position that he has never committed that offence.
2. President has power of Reprive which is temporary suspension of punishment fixed by law.
3. President has power of Respite which is postponement of execution of sentence to future period.
4. President has power of Remission which is reduction in amount of sentence without changing character of punishment.
5. President has power of Commutation which is changing of punishment character as compared to original proposed.

 

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