Calcutta High Court urges State to consider premature release of Bowbazar bomb blast convict after 31 years in jail

To deny premature release of a convict based entirely on the nature of the crime committed in the distant past, would be to crush the life force out of such individual, the Court said.
Calcutta High Court
Calcutta High Court

The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday ordered the West Bengal Sentence Review Board (SRB) to consider the premature release of Mohd Khalid, a terrorist who has been in jail for the last 31 years after being convicted in the infamous Bowbazar bomb blast case of 1993 [Md Khalid v. State of West Bengal].

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