Life convict in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts granted parole by Bombay High Court to attend daughter's wedding

The Vacation Bench granted parole to Rubina Suleman Memon so that she could attend her daughter's wedding. Memon is serving life sentence for involvement in the Mumbai serial blasts of 1993 in the Yerawada Central Prison
Life convict in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts granted parole by Bombay High Court to attend daughter's wedding

The Bombay High Court on December 31, 2020 granted parole to a life convict in the 1993 Mumbai blasts in order to enable her to attend her daughter's wedding on January 8, 2021.

A vacation Bench of Justices SS Shinde and Abhay Ahuja allowed convict Rubina Memon's plea keeping in view the human rights of the daughter.

"Considering the aforesaid circumstances and keeping in mind the human rights of the daughter, we are inclined to entertain the Petition," the order said.

Memon had initially applied to the Yerawada Central Prison for parole but no decision was taken on the same prompting her to approach the High Court.

When the plea was taken up for hearing on December 29, 2020, the Court was informed by the police that parole has been granted for two days subject to payment of Police Bandobast charges prior to the release.

The Court recorded the same and posted the case for further hearing on December 31, 2020.

On December 31, advocate Farhana Shah, representing Memon, requested that Memon be granted parole for at least 7 days to attend the marriage related functions of her daughter.

She informed the Court that Memon has served 13 years of imprisonment and has not been released on parole even once.

Upon being satisfied about the conduct of Memon in prison, the Court granted Memon parole leave from January 6 to January 11 (both days inclusive) subject to depositing Rs. 1 lakh with the police headquarters at Pune.

Memon is serving life imprisonment in the Yerawada Central Prison, Pune for her involvement in the Mumbai Blasts of 1993.

She was convicted for offences under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act.

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