On May 20, Suresh Kumar would be able to give his six-year-old son an unlikely birthday gift by attending the celebrations at their Munirka residence. Kumar, who was convicted for attempt to murder and is lodged at Tihar Jail, was given a 45-day remission in his jail-term.
Kumar was among the Jail’s 2,500 inmates who were granted remission in their sentences on the occasion of the country’s 63rd Republic Day by the Delhi Lieutenant Governor.
The remission was granted to convicts on the basis of their good conduct, said a jail source. “Convicts who were charged with serious offences including those covered under Narcotics Drugs Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act were excluded from the remission grant,” said the source.
The minimum remission was of 15 days, the maximum of 60 days.
“The remission is sought to encourage convicts to improve their conduct, to shun negative instincts and get reformed,: said prison’s Law Officer Sunil Gupta.