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.
“In India, death sentences are awarded, but not executed except for recently in the case of Mumbai attacks,” he said.
“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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