Goa Prison Rules: Supreme Court holds Parole cannot be counted as part of sentence served when considering remission

A bench of Justices MR Shah and CT Ravikumar noted that any ruling to contrary might defeat the very object and purpose of actual imprisonment.
Supreme Court of India
Supreme Court of India

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a Bombay High Court order that ruled that periods of parole availed by a prisoner cannot be counted as part of the duration of sentence while considering the minimum imprisonment of 14 years required for premature release from prison under the 2006 Goa Prison Rules [Rohan Dhungat vs State of Goa and ors].

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