Supreme Court objects to Kerala policy excluding certain convicts from remission; orders release of man in jail for 26 years

A blanket exclusion of certain offences from the scope of remission by way of an executive policy is arbitrary and turns the ideals of reformation on its head, the Court said.
Supreme Court
Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the release of a man who had been behind bars for over 26 years after being convicted for robbing and murdering his sister-in-law. [Joseph vs State of Kerala and ors]

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