In an oblique reference to the Delhi gangrape case, he said, “I am not for letting them (culprits) go.”
“Death sentences do not serve as a deterrent and its efficacy as a capital punishment is doubted based on empirical grounds and is not a preventive function,” Sen said addressing a seminar on ‘Realisation of Justice’ organised by the Calcutta High Court here.
“I am not against severe punishment in case of critical cases,” he added.
“The play showed that tit-for-tat justice does not bring well to the world in the realms of prosperity, happiness and security for all,” Sen said.
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