Bombay High Court imposes costs on Amravati Central Prison for repeatedly rejecting furlough applications by 1998 Mumbai blast convict

The Court reiterated that the object of furlough rules is to enable prison inmates maintain their sense of sociability and to avoid ill-effects of continuous prison life.

The Bombay High Court recently granted furlough leave to a convict in the 1998 Mumbai blasts case and imposed costs on Amravati Central Prison authorities for repeatedly rejecting his applications for furlough without application of mind [Mohd. Sagir Bashir Chauhan vs The Deputy Inspector General of Prisons].

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