A murder convict lodged in Amravati jail was granted furlough after the Bombay High Court quashed an order of the Deputy Inspector General (Prisons) rejecting it.
The high court has directed the state government to release Ramesh Narote for two weeks by March 10 subject to certain conditions.
Furlough is conditional temporary leave granted to convicts serving term in prison.
Narote had challenged the October 12, 2007 of then DIG (prisons), rejecting his application for furlough on the basis of an adverse report from the police. The report had said the complainant feared for his life because he stayed close to Narote’s village. The judges have directed Narote to report to Dhad police station in Buldhana district every alternate day and restrained him from entering Deopur village during the period of furlough.
The HC said if Narote violates any conditions, his furlough will be cancelled.