Supreme Court lays down factors to decide on remission; says trial judge opinion should not be mechanically followed

The Court cautioned that overemphasis on a presiding judge's opinion while disregarding the contrary opinions of other jail authorities can render a decision on remission unsustainable.
Supreme Court, Jail
Supreme Court, Jail

The Supreme Court recently highlighted the importance of holistically considering applications for premature release or remission of eligible convicts and laid down factors to guide such decisions. [Rajo vs State of Bihar and ors].

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