New Delhi, Aug 11: A total of 339 convicts were awarded capital punishment during 2011-13 and five cases of mercy petitions, involving nine convicts, pending with the President, Lok Sabha was informed today. Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said as reported by the National Crime Records Bureau, a total of 117, 97 and 125 inmates were awarded capital punishment in 2011, 2012 and 2013 respectively. (ALSO READ: Maggi exceeded lead content, violated labelling rules: Government)Also Read - Delhi: Youth Congress Carries Candle March Against Rape-Murder of Minor Dalit Girl

“As per available records, there are five cases of mercy petitions, involving nine convicts, pending under Article 72 of the Constitution of India,” he said replying a written question.  According to the NCRB data, no one was executed in 2011 while one convict each was executed in 2012 and 2013. Also Read - Capital Punishment For Accused, Rs 1 Crore Compensation: Balrampur Victim's Family Sends List of Demands to UP Govt

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