Bilkis Bano: Supreme Court says it has to examine whether convicts got preferential treatment in remission, not just nature of crime

While the Court agreed with the submission that the nature of the crime or the evidence is not the only a factor to decide on remission, it added that the concern is if the rape convicts got preferential treatment.
Supreme Court and Bilkis Bano
Supreme Court and Bilkis Bano

The Supreme Court on Thursday noted that it has to examine whether the convicts in the Bilkis Bano gangrape case had received any preferential treatment when it came to their premature release from prison. [Bilkis Yakub Rasool v. Union of India and ors].

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