The Supreme Court granted parole to the accused person for two days to attend his sister’s wedding.
The special leave petition is against an order passed by the Allahabad High Court in Criminal Misc. (Parole) in Criminal Appeal.
By the order impugned, the High Court has rejected the application for parole filed by the petitioner for attending the wedding of his sister scheduled to be held, on, 10.02.2022.
The division bench of Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice J.K. Maheshwari was informed that the petitioner is lodged in the District Jail, Ghaziabad.
The bench noted that the Uttar Pradesh (Suspension of Sentences of Prisoners) Rules, 2007 provides power to Suspend Sentence in which the Government may suspend the sentences of a prisoner upto one month on the grounds of illness of prisoner’s parents, husband or wife, son, daughter, brother or sister; or death of any one of the relative mentioned in sub clause (aq); or Marriage of son, daughter, brother or sister; or for sowing or harvesting of agricultural crops on his own land provided no other alternative arrangement for the same is available; or for the essential repair of his house provided no other alternative arrangement of the same is available.
The court directed that the petitioner be released on interim bail/parole for a period of two days.
The court further ordered that the petitioner shall positively surrender to the jail authorities concerned after two days within 5.00 p.m. If the petitioner does not surrender within 5.00 p.m. as directed, it will be open to the State to take coercive action against the petitioner to secure his custody.
Case title: Pankaj Som v/s State of U.P.
Citation: Special Leave to Appeal (Crl.) No(s). 1168/2022