By LE Desk

Mumbai, June 21, 2021: The Bombay High Court has set aside an order of the Superintendent of Nashik Open District Prison that rejected the application for emergency parole of four convicts.

The four murder convicts, who were sentenced to life imprisonment by the Mangaon Sessions Court in Raigad District in April 2015, had approached the Bombay High Court after their application was denied in April this year, India Today reported. 

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the petitioners were granted emergency parole for 45 days on May 14, 2020, in accordance with Rule 19(1)(c) of The Prisons (Bombay Furlough and Parole) Rules, 1959. The emergency parole was then extended in 30-day increments.

The convicts later filed an appeal against their conviction in the Bombay High Court in 2015. While the convicts were on emergency parole, the Bombay High Court dismissed their appeal, upholding the lower court’s decision and ordering the petitioners to serve the remainder of their sentences.

The High Court ordered the convicts to surrender to the Mangaon Sessions Judge and serve their sentences as they were on emergency parole. Following the court’s order, the convicts surrendered on March 25, 2021, reported India Today.

The convicts again moved another application for their release on emergency parole on March 26. The Superintendent of the Nashik Open District Prison denied the application, stating that the convicts were ordered by the High Court to surrender and serve the remainder of their sentence.

0 CommentsClose Comments

Leave a comment