Pocso prisoners should not have the option of a declaration of mercy, says the president

UDAIPUR: The president said Friday that the law should be amended to deny the final appeal of submitting a statement to those sentenced to death under the Law.

“Convicts have the right granted by the Constitution to file petitions against the penalty of dismissal. However, I feel that those convicted under this law (Few) need not have the right to mercy, he said at a conference on the empowerment of women in Mount Abu.

“I have suggested reviewing and depriving such convicts of the right to file mercy petitions. But everything depends on the Parliament, because it is necessary to make amendments to the Constitution ..., added the President.

His comments came the day the four suspects in the rape and murder of a veterinarian in Hyderabad were killed in a meeting: with the police.