Death Reference means Reference under section 374 of the Code of Criminal procedure, 1898. Death Reference is one type of criminal case in the High Court Division. When any Sessions Judge or judge of any other court or tribunal in the rank of Sessions Judge passes the order of conviction of death sentence , the very Judge as per Criminal Rules and Orders read with the concerned provision of the Criminal Procedure Code or any other laws submits the records of the case to the High Court Division for confirming the Sentence of death. The High Court Division has power to confirm the sentence of death or to reject the reference by acquitting the convicted or tocommute/ alter the sentence of death to imprisonment for any period seems fit and proper. Though the reference made under section 374 of the Code, but the High Court Division disposes of the same as per the provisions of sections 375 and 376 od the Code.
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