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The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898

( ACT NO. V Of 1898 )

Chapter XXIX

OF SUSPENSIONS, REMISSIONS AND COMMUTATIONS OF SENTENCES

Power to commute punishment
402.(1) The Government may, without the consent of the person sentenced, commute any one of the following sentences for any other mentioned after it:-
 
 
 
 
death, transportation, rigorous imprisonment for a term not exceeding that to which he might have been sentenced, simple imprisonment for a like term, fine.
 
 
 
 
(2) Nothing in this section shall affect the provisions of section 54 or section 55 of the Penal Code.

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