Advertisement

HindustanTimes Tue,22 Jul 2014

Over 600 convicts on parole absconding

Sayli Udas Mankikar, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, October 08, 2012
First Published: 00:37 IST(8/10/2012) | Last Updated: 00:38 IST(8/10/2012)

Over 600 convicts out on parole in the state are absconding, forcing the state home department to tighten the screws on officials involved in granting parole.

Advertisement

Convicts can get 30-60 days’ parole in case of a family emergency. The home department, in a notification on October 4, 2012, laid down rules for police officials to follow while considering a convict for parole under the Prisons (Bombay Furlough and Parole) Rules, 1959.

Currently, parole is granted by the divisional commissioner after getting a character report from the police. This rule is still in effect. But it was observed that there were serious gaps in the reports produced by police officials, leading to parole violations. The notification now directs the divisional commissioner to conduct his own investigation and re-check parole proposals submitted by police officials.

‘The DIG (prisons) will be conducting workshops for those who are involved in the process of granting parole. In case the report of police officials is negative, considering previous instances when the prisoner was granted parole, then documents including FIR's should be attached,’ the notification says.

Medical reports should be attached when parole is requested for visiting ailing relatives. These will need to be checked by a medical practitioner.


Advertisement
more from Mumbai

Maharashtra minister Narayan Rane resigns

Congress is headed for further trouble in Maharashtra ahead of the Assembly elections as its senior minister Narayan Rane resigned as minister for Industries on Monday.
Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved