Prisoners may seek multiple paroles a year, Bombay HC strikes down discriminatory restriction [Read Judgement]

Prisoners may seek multiple paroles a year, Bombay HC strikes down discriminatory restriction [Read Judgement]

In a significant ruling, the Bombay High Court recently highlighted that parole is limited right available to prisoners, and not merely an administrative decision. Notably, the Court has also struck down a provision that had barred convicts in Maharashtra from seeking multiple paroles in a year. In this regard, a Full Bench comprising Justices P N Deshmukh, Manish Pitale and Pushpa V Ganediwala struck down a proviso introduced to Rule 19 (2) of the Prisons Rules, 1959 under Section 59(5) of the Prisons Act, 1894.

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