New Delhi: A report titled “Death Penalty in India: Annual Statistics 2022” was published by the National Law University, Delhi, under Project 39A. It says:
In 2021, 146 people were sentenced to death. In 2022, 165 people have been awarded. 38 people have been sentenced to death in Ahmedabad court alone in 2022. In 2016, 163 people were sentenced to death.
Anup Surendranath, Professor of Law and Executive Director of Project 39A said:
In 2020, when the corona pandemic hit, only 77 people were sentenced to death in that year. This is the lowest death sentence given in the last 20 years. In 2022, a maximum of 165 people have been sentenced to death, the highest in the last 20 years. The number of death row inmates in prison was 400 in 2016. It has increased to 539 by December 2022.
Maximum U.P. There are 100 death row inmates in the prisons. There are 61 in Gujarat and 46 in Jharkhand. Death sentences are commuted when appeals are filed in the High Courts and the Supreme Court. In some cases they are acquitted. This is what he said.