38.6c New Delhi, India, Sunday, May 19, 2024
Judiciary

Full Bench Order on Extension of Parole in Light of COVID19 Applies to Both Parole Granted by Jail and by the Court: Delhi HC [READ ORDER]

By Rocky Das      19 October, 2020 02:43 PM      0 Comments
Delhi High Court Extention of Parole

A plea has been made by a prisoner for seeking an extension on his ongoing parole which was granted by the jail authorities and not by the court. The petitioner focused light on orders by the full bench which states all the parole, interim bail, and furlough granted shall be extended with keeping in view of the current pandemic situation.

Mr. Akshay Bhandari on behalf of the petitioner argued that if the extension is being granted by the jail administration and not by the court, the extension should not stand null and void and should be rightfully considered. He also suggested that the order for parole extension should be extended up to 31st October 2020 by Supreme Court’s order.

Mr. Bhandari further submitted his argument that many distinctions between the parole grant by the jail administration by the court should not look differently and should be treated in law with rightful consideration, equality, and fair play. He further noted that any kind of interpretation with this extension would cause a huge health hazard for the prisoners returning as well as the inmates in the jail. 

The single bench of Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani of Delhi High Court observes that if there is any kind of distinction between the parole granted by the court or by the jail administration will create congestion in the jail terms. The court further clarified that no distinction shall be possessed between the parole extended by the jail authorities or by the court of law

Furthermore, matters are escalated to this court by filing petitions only if a person is aggrieved by the action or inaction on the part of the jail administration; but, if an inmate gets relief from the jail administration, he should not be put to a disadvantage merely because there was no occasion for him to seek relief from this court or from any court subordinate to it.'

The court further highlighted that it would be anathema to the concept of parity if a person is declined extension of an order of parole, furlough, or emergency parole merely because he got that relief from the jail administration and not from the court.

 

[READ ORDER]



Share this article:



Leave a feedback about this
TRENDING NEWS

sc-notice-to-ec-on-plea-by-adr-for-release-of-voters-turnout-data
Trending Judiciary
SC notice to EC on plea by ADR for release of voters turnout data

SC issues notice to EC on ADR plea to release voter turnout data. SC demands EC to disclose vote counts within 48 hours after each phase of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.

18 May, 2024 11:16 AM
delhi-hc-refuses-jackie-shroff-interim-relief-against-youtuber-unfilteredthugesh-for-alleged-personality-rights-infringement
Trending CelebStreet
Delhi HC refuses Jackie Shroff interim relief against Youtuber 'UnfilteredThugesh' for using "Thug Life" in video on Shroff

The Delhi High Court has refused Jackie Shroff interim relief against Youtuber 'UnfilteredThugesh' for alleged personality rights' infringement.

18 May, 2024 05:20 PM

TOP STORIES

indian-courts-this-week-law-street-journals-weekly-round-up-of-sc-hcs-may-6-may-10
Trending Judiciary
Indian Courts this Week: Law Street Journal's Weekly Round-Up of SC & HCs [May 6 - May 10]

Get the latest updates from India's Supreme Court and the High Courts ! Here’s a round up of the week's top legal stories in a quick, easy-to-read summary.

13 May, 2024 10:29 AM
sc-dismisses-union-govt-plea-against-bail-to-maoist-financer-in-case-of-attack-on-police-party-in-jharkhand
Trending Judiciary
SC dismisses Union govt's plea against bail to Maoist financer in case of attack on police party in Jharkhand [Read Judgment]

SC rejects govt's plea against bail for accused in Jharkhand police attack case, citing absence of violated bail conditions.

13 May, 2024 11:33 AM
supreme-court-upholds-gang-rape-conviction-though-victim-turned-hostile
Trending Judiciary
Supreme Court upholds gang rape conviction, though victim turned hostile [Read Judgment]

SC upholds gang rape conviction despite victim's hostility, affirming witness credibility in criminal trials.

13 May, 2024 12:24 PM
sanatana-dharma-remarks-sc-seeks-response-from-up-maha-ktka-bihar-jamp;k-on-udhayanidhis-plea-for-clubbing-firs
Trending Judiciary
Sanatana Dharma remarks SC seeks response from UP, Maha, Ktka, Bihar, J&K on Udhayanidhi's plea for clubbing FIRs

SC seeks response on Udhayanidhi's plea for clubbing FIRs related to his remarks on 'Sanatan Dharma'.

13 May, 2024 12:39 PM

ADVERTISEMENT


Join Group

Signup for Our Newsletter

Get Exclusive access to members only content by email