Premature release of convict is function of government: Supreme Court

The Court, therefore, directed the Gujarat State's competent authority to consider the request for premature release of the petitioner as per its 1992 policy.
CJI DY Chandrachud, Justice PS Narasimha and Justice JB Pardiwala
CJI DY Chandrachud, Justice PS Narasimha and Justice JB Pardiwala

Granting remission/ premature release of a convict is the function of the government and not courts, the Supreme Court underscored on Tuesday while rejecting a plea by a murder convict for premature release [Hitesh v State of Gujarat].

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