Kerala High Court dismisses petitions challenging GO for return of prisoners released on parole amid COVID-19 [Read Judgment]

The Court observed that in light of the High Powered Committee's decision in the matter, which substantially accepted the GO, the petitions did not survive.
jail, coronavirus (representative image)
jail, coronavirus (representative image)

The Kerala High Court has dismissed a batch of petitions that challenged the State Government's decision directing the return of prisoners released on parole or interim bail amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The petitions had challenged the Government Order (GO) as having beeing taken without a prior recommendation of the High Powered Committee (HPC), given the Supreme Court's March 2 3 order vesting the HPC with such powers.

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