Order of life imprisonment for remainder of life does not take away right to seek furlough: Supreme Court

The Court emphasised that depriving the concession of furlough and taking away an incentive for good conduct would not only be counter-productive, but an antithesis to the reformative approach.
Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Aniruddha Bose
Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Aniruddha Bose

The Supreme Court recently held that even if a person has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the rest of his natural life without the right to seek remission, the right to seek furlough based on good conduct will not be foreclosed [Atbir v State of NCT of Delhi].

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