Tuesday, December 25, 2018
With 17 death sentences, MP records highest in year (Madhya Pradesh)
Saturday, 01 December 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal
With one more death sentence in murder case of MP, total number of death sentences are 17 in year 2018 which is highest in any State in India and a record in history of MP Prosecution.
On Friday, DJ court Mandsaur has given capital punishment to accused KL Meena for murdering his wife and two minor daughters. Incident occurred on June 16, 2018 in Mandsaur district. Total number of capital punishment are 17 during 2018 out of which 14 cases are of rape with girl child, one rape case with boy child and two in normal murder cases. This is the highest number of capital punishment secured in a year in MP in entire history. No other state in India has secured so many capital punishment.
In August 2018, Prosecution secured capital punishment in 6 cases, July month 3 cases, June 1 case and in May 2 cases . Six Capital punishment in one month in child rape cases is also a record in country. PM of India Narendra Modi has quoted and appreciated success story of MP Prosecution on three occasion. First in his speech from Red Fort on August 15 and second in Radio programme Man Ki Baat and third in Forensic science university convocation programme at Gandhinagar. The High court has already confirmed capital sentences in three cases and in three cases commuted sentence to life imprisonment. High court has not acquitted any case which is a big success.
These capital sentences are excellent example of teamwork, commitment and focused approach of MP Prosecution. Credit of extra ordinary success goes to team MP Prosecution.
Source: https://www.dailypioneer.com/2018/state-editions/with-17-death-sentences--mp-records-highest-in-year.html (Accessed 25 December 2018)