A convict has to keep in contact with the civil society although sporadically, so that his societal roots do not dry up when he languishes in the jail.
A quick legal roundup to cover important stories from all High Courts this week.
The Supreme Court observed that the undertrial prisoners/convicts were not released on merits but were released only to prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus among prisoners in over-crowded prisons.
Supreme court has upheld a decision by the Bombay High Court that the period of parole should be excluded from the period of the sentence when considering 14 years of actual imprisonment for the purpose of premature release of convicts.
The Delhi High Court granted four weeks parole to a rape convict and held that right of a citizen to avail a legal remedy in the final court of country cannot be denied.
Himachal Pradesh High Court: Vivek Singh Thakur, J. dismissed the petition filed under Sec 482 Criminal Procedure Code (‘CrPC') for
Supreme Court of Canada: A full bench comprising, Wagner C.J. and Moldaver, Karakatsanis, Côté, Brown, Rowe, Martin, Kasirer and Jamal JJ unanimously
Supreme Court: In a landmark ruling, the Division Bench of Dinesh Maheshwari* and Aniruddha Bose, JJ., reversed Delhi High Court’s judgment holding
Rajasthan High Court: The Division Bench of Farjand Ali and Sandeep Mehta, JJ. allowed the petition and granted parole after considering the
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“Although furlough can be claimed without a reason, the prisoner does not have an absolute legal right to claim furlough.”
Rajasthan High Court: Mahendar Kumar Goyal, J. allowed the petition and sets aside the impugned order. The facts of the case are
Punjab and Haryana High Court: Arvind Singh Sangwan, J., reduced the penalty of Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5000 considering old age
Chhattisgarh High Court: Sanjay K Agrawal J., set aside the impugned order having no substantial reason for rejecting parole of a female
Madras High Court: A Division Bench of N. Kirubakaran and P. Velmurugan, JJ., while addressing the present petition observed that, Court fails to
Supreme Court: After the Court had, on March 23, 2020, directed each State/Union Territory to constitute a High Powered Committee to determine which
Supreme Court: The bench of SA Bobde, CJ and L. Nageswara Rao, J has asked the Union of India to ensure that
Punjab and Haryana High Court: Rajiv Narain Raina, J. allowed the petition to grant furlough to the petitioner and quashed the impugned
Punjab and Haryana High Court: Gurvinder Singh Gill, J. dismissed the petition on the grounds that the petitioner could be considered again