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Can Writ of Habeas Corpus be filed for securing early release of a prisoner? Supreme Court answers

The Supreme Court has held that a Writ of Habeas Corpus is not available to a prisoner in a situation where early release is sought under the government's scheme for remission.

The discretion for grant of parole or remission lies "squarely with the government", and the same cannot be claimed as a right, the Supreme Court stated.

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