Remission is one of the pardoning powers of the Governors. It is the power to reduce the period of a convict’s sentence without altering the character of the sentence. Eg: reduction in imprisonment period from 5 years to 1 year. This is in accordance with Article 161 of the constitution. Such remissions are granted by the Governor with the recommendation of the Council of Ministers. Recently, the centre informed the Supreme Court that the TN Governor would soon be taking a call on the Perarivalan case.

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