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Punjab and Haryana High Court asks Punjab and Haryana details of bail jumpers and efforts for re arrest
Pawan Kumar Bansal | 06 Dec 2013

Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued notices to Punjab and Haryana, in PIL challenging their policies of pre-mature release of life-convicts. High Court has sought detailed particulars of parole-jumpers in Punjab and Haryana, and efforts made for re-arrest of such prisoners who have jumped parole- “Where is your intelligence?” CJ asked the law officers of both States:-

A division Bench of the HC comprising CJ and Justice A.G. Masih today issued notices, FOR January 25th,  on a PIL filed by Advocate H.C. Arora, seeking  quashing of their respective policies for “premature release of life convicts”, on the ground that those policies, framed under Article 161 of the Constitution of India, for grant of remission in sentence by the Governor, do not contain any parameters for consideration of such representations of life convicts, and that such life convicts are being released in a routine and casual manner. In this regard, petitioner referred to 13 applications, on the basis of which such life convicts were released from Central Jail, Bathinda during recent period. For instance,  life convict Harnek Singh had stated that his family is not good  financial condition, and there is none  to look after agriculture land. Another life convict, Sukar Singh had stated that there is no male member to look after his household. Another life convict, Pritpal Singh stated that  he  has wife and one son, who is employed, but does not live in their house, and there is none else to look after agriculture land . Another life convict, Mukhtiar Singh had stated that there is no other member in the family to look after his aged parents, although in same para of the application, he stated that  he has two sons.  Gurjant Singh, another life convict, stated that he has no other male member in the family to look after his agriculture land, although in the same application, he stated that he has one son also.  Another life convict, Narinder Pal Singh stated  that he is unable to discharge his social obligations, and that he has wife, one son and one daughter. His son and daughter are married. Gurpal Singh, another life convict, stated that he has two sons.  Still he states that there is no male family member to look after the family. Baldev Singh, another life convict stated that he has two sons and  two daughters, who are marriageable.  Still he states that there is no male member to look after his household.  Gursharan Singh, another life convict stated that there is no male member to look after his property and land, and his father is also a  life convict  along with him. Sawinder Singh, another life convict has also stated   that there is no male member in the family to look after his family. Another life convict,  Jarnail Singh stated that there is no male member to look after his property and land, although in the same application,  he has stated that he has two sons. There are two  life convicts,  Malkiat Singh and Harbans Singh. Both are brothers. Both have filed separate applications for premature release on the ground that there is  no male member in the family, and  that live separately from their parents. Both were ordered to be released under the premature release policy

            Petitioner referred to various judgments of apex Court and argued that such parameters  may include  (i) effect of such release on victim and his family; (ii) effect on society; (iii) chances of recurrence of such crime by the convict; (iv) potentiality of convict to commit such crime after release; (v) nature of crime, whether individual or effecting society as a whole, etc. etc.

            Petitioner also sought review of the Policy of Punjab Government for granting parole to hard-core prisoners, in the light of recent policy of Haryana Government, in which very strict provisions for release of hardened criminals on parole have been incorporated, and has restricted such release to cases of    emergency, like death or marriage etc of a close relative etc.

            Petitioner also prayed for setting up a special task force for nabbing the parole-jumpers, and disclosed that atleast 150 convicts, which comprise murderers/rapists and those convicted under NDPS Act, have jumped parole from 7 jails in Haryana, who have not been re-arrested by Police so far. Total number of such parole-jumpers in Haryana is much more than that. Petitioner also stated that  in Punjab, from Central Jail, Patiala alone, atleast 39 such convicts, who jumped parole, have not been re-arrested so far by Punjab Police.

            While issuing notices to the two  States for January 25th, the HC directed the two States to submit complete detail of the parole-jumpers, who are yet not re-arrested by Police in the two States  . “Where is your intelligence?” asked the visibly appalled CJ, from the Law Officers of the  two states. Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued notices  to Punjab and Haryana, in PIL challenging their policies of pre-mature release of life-convictsHigh Court has sought detailed particulars of parole-jumpers in Punjab and Haryana, and efforts made for re-arrest of such prisoners who have jumped parole- “Where is your intelligence?” CJ asked the law officers of both States:-

                 A division Bench of the HC comprising CJ and Justice A.G. Masih today issued notices, FOR January 25th,  on a PIL filed by Advocate H.C. Arora, seeking  quashing of their respective policies for “premature release of life convicts”, on the ground that those policies, framed under Article 161 of the Constitution of India, for grant of remission in sentence by the Governor, do not contain any parameters for consideration of such representations of life convicts, and that such life convicts are being released in a routine and casual manner. In this regard, petitioner referred to 13 applications, on the basis of which such life convicts were released from Central Jail, Bathinda during recent period. For instance,  life convict Harnek Singh had stated that his family is not good  financial condition, and there is none  to look after agriculture land. Another life convict, Sukar Singh had stated that there is no male member to look after his household. Another life convict, Pritpal Singh stated that  he  has wife and one son, who is employed, but does not live in their house, and there is none else to look after agriculture land . Another life convict, Mukhtiar Singh had stated that there is no other member in the family to look after his aged parents, although in same para of the application, he stated that  he has two sons.  Gurjant Singh, another life convict, stated that he has no other male member in the family to look after his agriculture land, although in the same application, he stated that he has one son also.  Another life convict, Narinder Pal Singh stated  that he is unable to discharge his social obligations, and that he has wife, one son and one daughter. His son and daughter are married. Gurpal Singh, another life convict, stated that he has two sons.  Still he states that there is no male family member to look after the family. Baldev Singh, another life convict stated that he has two sons and  two daughters, who are marriageable.  Still he states that there is no male member to look after his household.  Gursharan Singh, another life convict stated that there is no male member to look after his property and land, and his father is also a  life convict  along with him. Sawinder Singh, another life convict has also stated   that there is no male member in the family to look after his family. Another life convict,  Jarnail Singh stated that there is no male member to look after his property and land, although in the same application,  he has stated that he has two sons. There are two  life convicts,  Malkiat Singh and Harbans Singh. Both are brothers. Both have filed separate applications for premature release on the ground that there is  no male member in the family, and  that live separately from their parents. Both were ordered to be released under the premature release policy

            Petitioner referred to various judgments of apex Court and argued that such parameters  may include  (i) effect of such release on victim and his family; (ii) effect on society; (iii) chances of recurrence of such crime by the convict; (iv) potentiality of convict to commit such crime after release; (v) nature of crime, whether individual or effecting society as a whole, etc. etc.

            Petitioner also sought review of the Policy of Punjab Government for granting parole to hard-core prisoners, in the light of recent policy of Haryana Government, in which very strict provisions for release of hardened criminals on parole have been incorporated, and has restricted such release to cases of    emergency, like death or marriage etc of a close relative etc.

            Petitioner also prayed for setting up a special task force for nabbing the parole-jumpers, and disclosed that atleast 150 convicts, which comprise murderers/rapists and those convicted under NDPS Act, have jumped parole from 7 jails in Haryana, who have not been re-arrested by Police so far. Total number of such parole-jumpers in Haryana is much more than that. Petitioner also stated that  in Punjab, from Central Jail, Patiala alone, atleast 39 such convicts, who jumped parole, have not been re-arrested so far by Punjab Police.

            While issuing notices to the two  States for January 25th, the HC directed the two States to submit complete detail of the parole-jumpers, who are yet not re-arrested by Police in the two States  . “Where is your intelligence?” asked the visibly appalled CJ, from the Law Officers of the  two states.

- Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued notices  to Punjab and Haryana, in PIL challenging their policies of pre-mature release of life-convictsHigh Court has sought detailed particulars of parole-jumpers in Punjab and Haryana, and efforts made for re-arrest of such prisoners who have jumped parole- “Where is your intelligence?” CJ asked the law officers of both States:-

                 A division Bench of the HC comprising CJ and Justice A.G. Masih today issued notices, FOR January 25th,  on a PIL filed by Advocate H.C. Arora, seeking  quashing of their respective policies for “premature release of life convicts”, on the ground that those policies, framed under Article 161 of the Constitution of India, for grant of remission in sentence by the Governor, do not contain any parameters for consideration of such representations of life convicts, and that such life convicts are being released in a routine and casual manner. In this regard, petitioner referred to 13 applications, on the basis of which such life convicts were released from Central Jail, Bathinda during recent period. For instance,  life convict Harnek Singh had stated that his family is not good  financial condition, and there is none  to look after agriculture land. Another life convict, Sukar Singh had stated that there is no male member to look after his household. Another life convict, Pritpal Singh stated that  he  has wife and one son, who is employed, but does not live in their house, and there is none else to look after agriculture land . Another life convict, Mukhtiar Singh had stated that there is no other member in the family to look after his aged parents, although in same para of the application, he stated that  he has two sons.  Gurjant Singh, another life convict, stated that he has no other male member in the family to look after his agriculture land, although in the same application, he stated that he has one son also.  Another life convict, Narinder Pal Singh stated  that he is unable to discharge his social obligations, and that he has wife, one son and one daughter. His son and daughter are married. Gurpal Singh, another life convict, stated that he has two sons.  Still he states that there is no male family member to look after the family. Baldev Singh, another life convict stated that he has two sons and  two daughters, who are marriageable.  Still he states that there is no male member to look after his household.  Gursharan Singh, another life convict stated that there is no male member to look after his property and land, and his father is also a  life convict  along with him. Sawinder Singh, another life convict has also stated   that there is no male member in the family to look after his family. Another life convict,  Jarnail Singh stated that there is no male member to look after his property and land, although in the same application,  he has stated that he has two sons. There are two  life convicts,  Malkiat Singh and Harbans Singh. Both are brothers. Both have filed separate applications for premature release on the ground that there is  no male member in the family, and  that live separately from their parents. Both were ordered to be released under the premature release policy

            Petitioner referred to various judgments of apex Court and argued that such parameters  may include  (i) effect of such release on victim and his family; (ii) effect on society; (iii) chances of recurrence of such crime by the convict; (iv) potentiality of convict to commit such crime after release; (v) nature of crime, whether individual or effecting society as a whole, etc. etc.

            Petitioner also sought review of the Policy of Punjab Government for granting parole to hard-core prisoners, in the light of recent policy of Haryana Government, in which very strict provisions for release of hardened criminals on parole have been incorporated, and has restricted such release to cases of    emergency, like death or marriage etc of a close relative etc.

            Petitioner also prayed for setting up a special task force for nabbing the parole-jumpers, and disclosed that atleast 150 convicts, which comprise murderers/rapists and those convicted under NDPS Act, have jumped parole from 7 jails in Haryana, who have not been re-arrested by Police so far. Total number of such parole-jumpers in Haryana is much more than that. Petitioner also stated that  in Punjab, from Central Jail, Patiala alone, atleast 39 such convicts, who jumped parole, have not been re-arrested so far by Punjab Police.

            While issuing notices to the two  States for January 25th, the HC directed the two States to submit complete detail of the parole-jumpers, who are yet not re-arrested by Police in the two States  . “Where is your intelligence?” asked the visibly appalled CJ, from the Law Officers of the  two states.

 

 

- Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued notices  to Punjab and Haryana, in PIL challenging their policies of pre-mature release of life-convictsHigh Court has sought detailed particulars of parole-jumpers in Punjab and Haryana, and efforts made for re-arrest of such prisoners who have jumped parole- “Where is your intelligence?” CJ asked the law officers of both States:-

                 A division Bench of the HC comprising CJ and Justice A.G. Masih today issued notices, FOR January 25th,  on a PIL filed by Advocate H.C. Arora, seeking  quashing of their respective policies for “premature release of life convicts”, on the ground that those policies, framed under Article 161 of the Constitution of India, for grant of remission in sentence by the Governor, do not contain any parameters for consideration of such representations of life convicts, and that such life convicts are being released in a routine and casual manner. In this regard, petitioner referred to 13 applications, on the basis of which such life convicts were released from Central Jail, Bathinda during recent period. For instance,  life convict Harnek Singh had stated that his family is not good  financial condition, and there is none  to look after agriculture land. Another life convict, Sukar Singh had stated that there is no male member to look after his household. Another life convict, Pritpal Singh stated that  he  has wife and one son, who is employed, but does not live in their house, and there is none else to look after agriculture land . Another life convict, Mukhtiar Singh had stated that there is no other member in the family to look after his aged parents, although in same para of the application, he stated that  he has two sons.  Gurjant Singh, another life convict, stated that he has no other male member in the family to look after his agriculture land, although in the same application, he stated that he has one son also.  Another life convict, Narinder Pal Singh stated  that he is unable to discharge his social obligations, and that he has wife, one son and one daughter. His son and daughter are married. Gurpal Singh, another life convict, stated that he has two sons.  Still he states that there is no male family member to look after the family. Baldev Singh, another life convict stated that he has two sons and  two daughters, who are marriageable.  Still he states that there is no male member to look after his household.  Gursharan Singh, another life convict stated that there is no male member to look after his property and land, and his father is also a  life convict  along with him. Sawinder Singh, another life convict has also stated   that there is no male member in the family to look after his family. Another life convict,  Jarnail Singh stated that there is no male member to look after his property and land, although in the same application,  he has stated that he has two sons. There are two  life convicts,  Malkiat Singh and Harbans Singh. Both are brothers. Both have filed separate applications for premature release on the ground that there is  no male member in the family, and  that live separately from their parents. Both were ordered to be released under the premature release policy

            Petitioner referred to various judgments of apex Court and argued that such parameters  may include  (i) effect of such release on victim and his family; (ii) effect on society; (iii) chances of recurrence of such crime by the convict; (iv) potentiality of convict to commit such crime after release; (v) nature of crime, whether individual or effecting society as a whole, etc. etc.

            Petitioner also sought review of the Policy of Punjab Government for granting parole to hard-core prisoners, in the light of recent policy of Haryana Government, in which very strict provisions for release of hardened criminals on parole have been incorporated, and has restricted such release to cases of    emergency, like death or marriage etc of a close relative etc.

            Petitioner also prayed for setting up a special task force for nabbing the parole-jumpers, and disclosed that atleast 150 convicts, which comprise murderers/rapists and those convicted under NDPS Act, have jumped parole from 7 jails in Haryana, who have not been re-arrested by Police so far. Total number of such parole-jumpers in Haryana is much more than that. Petitioner also stated that  in Punjab, from Central Jail, Patiala alone, atleast 39 such convicts, who jumped parole, have not been re-arrested so far by Punjab Police.

            While issuing notices to the two  States for January 25th, the HC directed the two States to submit complete detail of the parole-jumpers, who are yet not re-arrested by Police in the two States  . “Where is your intelligence?” asked the visibly appalled CJ, from the Law Officers of the  two states.

 

 

- Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued notices  to Punjab and Haryana, in PIL challenging their policies of pre-mature release of life-convictsHigh Court has sought detailed particulars of parole-jumpers in Punjab and Haryana, and efforts made for re-arrest of such prisoners who have jumped parole- “Where is your intelligence?” CJ asked the law officers of both States:-

                 A division Bench of the HC comprising CJ and Justice A.G. Masih today issued notices, FOR January 25th,  on a PIL filed by Advocate H.C. Arora, seeking  quashing of their respective policies for “premature release of life convicts”, on the ground that those policies, framed under Article 161 of the Constitution of India, for grant of remission in sentence by the Governor, do not contain any parameters for consideration of such representations of life convicts, and that such life convicts are being released in a routine and casual manner. In this regard, petitioner referred to 13 applications, on the basis of which such life convicts were released from Central Jail, Bathinda during recent period. For instance,  life convict Harnek Singh had stated that his family is not good  financial condition, and there is none  to look after agriculture land. Another life convict, Sukar Singh had stated that there is no male member to look after his household. Another life convict, Pritpal Singh stated that  he  has wife and one son, who is employed, but does not live in their house, and there is none else to look after agriculture land . Another life convict, Mukhtiar Singh had stated that there is no other member in the family to look after his aged parents, although in same para of the application, he stated that  he has two sons.  Gurjant Singh, another life convict, stated that he has no other male member in the family to look after his agriculture land, although in the same application, he stated that he has one son also.  Another life convict, Narinder Pal Singh stated  that he is unable to discharge his social obligations, and that he has wife, one son and one daughter. His son and daughter are married. Gurpal Singh, another life convict, stated that he has two sons.  Still he states that there is no male family member to look after the family. Baldev Singh, another life convict stated that he has two sons and  two daughters, who are marriageable.  Still he states that there is no male member to look after his household.  Gursharan Singh, another life convict stated that there is no male member to look after his property and land, and his father is also a  life convict  along with him. Sawinder Singh, another life convict has also stated   that there is no male member in the family to look after his family. Another life convict,  Jarnail Singh stated that there is no male member to look after his property and land, although in the same application,  he has stated that he has two sons. There are two  life convicts,  Malkiat Singh and Harbans Singh. Both are brothers. Both have filed separate applications for premature release on the ground that there is  no male member in the family, and  that live separately from their parents. Both were ordered to be released under the premature release policy

            Petitioner referred to various judgments of apex Court and argued that such parameters  may include  (i) effect of such release on victim and his family; (ii) effect on society; (iii) chances of recurrence of such crime by the convict; (iv) potentiality of convict to commit such crime after release; (v) nature of crime, whether individual or effecting society as a whole, etc. etc.

            Petitioner also sought review of the Policy of Punjab Government for granting parole to hard-core prisoners, in the light of recent policy of Haryana Government, in which very strict provisions for release of hardened criminals on parole have been incorporated, and has restricted such release to cases of    emergency, like death or marriage etc of a close relative etc.

            Petitioner also prayed for setting up a special task force for nabbing the parole-jumpers, and disclosed that atleast 150 convicts, which comprise murderers/rapists and those convicted under NDPS Act, have jumped parole from 7 jails in Haryana, who have not been re-arrested by Police so far. Total number of such parole-jumpers in Haryana is much more than that. Petitioner also stated that  in Punjab, from Central Jail, Patiala alone, atleast 39 such convicts, who jumped parole, have not been re-arrested so far by Punjab Police.

            While issuing notices to the two  States for January 25th, the HC directed the two States to submit complete detail of the parole-jumpers, who are yet not re-arrested by Police in the two States  . “Where is your intelligence?” asked the visibly appalled CJ, from the Law Officers of the  two states.

 

 

- Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued notices  to Punjab and Haryana, in PIL challenging their policies of pre-mature release of life-convictsHigh Court has sought detailed particulars of parole-jumpers in Punjab and Haryana, and efforts made for re-arrest of such prisoners who have jumped parole- “Where is your intelligence?” CJ asked the law officers of both States:-

                 A division Bench of the HC comprising CJ and Justice A.G. Masih today issued notices, FOR January 25th,  on a PIL filed by Advocate H.C. Arora, seeking  quashing of their respective policies for “premature release of life convicts”, on the ground that those policies, framed under Article 161 of the Constitution of India, for grant of remission in sentence by the Governor, do not contain any parameters for consideration of such representations of life convicts, and that such life convicts are being released in a routine and casual manner. In this regard, petitioner referred to 13 applications, on the basis of which such life convicts were released from Central Jail, Bathinda during recent period. For instance,  life convict Harnek Singh had stated that his family is not good  financial condition, and there is none  to look after agriculture land. Another life convict, Sukar Singh had stated that there is no male member to look after his household. Another life convict, Pritpal Singh stated that  he  has wife and one son, who is employed, but does not live in their house, and there is none else to look after agriculture land . Another life convict, Mukhtiar Singh had stated that there is no other member in the family to look after his aged parents, although in same para of the application, he stated that  he has two sons.  Gurjant Singh, another life convict, stated that he has no other male member in the family to look after his agriculture land, although in the same application, he stated that he has one son also.  Another life convict, Narinder Pal Singh stated  that he is unable to discharge his social obligations, and that he has wife, one son and one daughter. His son and daughter are married. Gurpal Singh, another life convict, stated that he has two sons.  Still he states that there is no male family member to look after the family. Baldev Singh, another life convict stated that he has two sons and  two daughters, who are marriageable.  Still he states that there is no male member to look after his household.  Gursharan Singh, another life convict stated that there is no male member to look after his property and land, and his father is also a  life convict  along with him. Sawinder Singh, another life convict has also stated   that there is no male member in the family to look after his family. Another life convict,  Jarnail Singh stated that there is no male member to look after his property and land, although in the same application,  he has stated that he has two sons. There are two  life convicts,  Malkiat Singh and Harbans Singh. Both are brothers. Both have filed separate applications for premature release on the ground that there is  no male member in the family, and  that live separately from their parents. Both were ordered to be released under the premature release policy

            Petitioner referred to various judgments of apex Court and argued that such parameters  may include  (i) effect of such release on victim and his family; (ii) effect on society; (iii) chances of recurrence of such crime by the convict; (iv) potentiality of convict to commit such crime after release; (v) nature of crime, whether individual or effecting society as a whole, etc. etc.

            Petitioner also sought review of the Policy of Punjab Government for granting parole to hard-core prisoners, in the light of recent policy of Haryana Government, in which very strict provisions for release of hardened criminals on parole have been incorporated, and has restricted such release to cases of    emergency, like death or marriage etc of a close relative etc.

            Petitioner also prayed for setting up a special task force for nabbing the parole-jumpers, and disclosed that atleast 150 convicts, which comprise murderers/rapists and those convicted under NDPS Act, have jumped parole from 7 jails in Haryana, who have not been re-arrested by Police so far. Total number of such parole-jumpers in Haryana is much more than that. Petitioner also stated that  in Punjab, from Central Jail, Patiala alone, atleast 39 such convicts, who jumped parole, have not been re-arrested so far by Punjab Police.

            While issuing notices to the two  States for January 25th, the HC directed the two States to submit complete detail of the parole-jumpers, who are yet not re-arrested by Police in the two States  . “Where is your intelligence?” asked the visibly appalled CJ, from the Law Officers of the  two states.

 

 

- Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued notices  to Punjab and Haryana, in PIL challenging their policies of pre-mature release of life-convictsHigh Court has sought detailed particulars of parole-jumpers in Punjab and Haryana, and efforts made for re-arrest of such prisoners who have jumped parole- “Where is your intelligence?” CJ asked the law officers of both States:-

                 A division Bench of the HC comprising CJ and Justice A.G. Masih today issued notices, FOR January 25th,  on a PIL filed by Advocate H.C. Arora, seeking  quashing of their respective policies for “premature release of life convicts”, on the ground that those policies, framed under Article 161 of the Constitution of India, for grant of remission in sentence by the Governor, do not contain any parameters for consideration of such representations of life convicts, and that such life convicts are being released in a routine and casual manner. In this regard, petitioner referred to 13 applications, on the basis of which such life convicts were released from Central Jail, Bathinda during recent period. For instance,  life convict Harnek Singh had stated that his family is not good  financial condition, and there is none  to look after agriculture land. Another life convict, Sukar Singh had stated that there is no male member to look after his household. Another life convict, Pritpal Singh stated that  he  has wife and one son, who is employed, but does not live in their house, and there is none else to look after agriculture land . Another life convict, Mukhtiar Singh had stated that there is no other member in the family to look after his aged parents, although in same para of the application, he stated that  he has two sons.  Gurjant Singh, another life convict, stated that he has no other male member in the family to look after his agriculture land, although in the same application, he stated that he has one son also.  Another life convict, Narinder Pal Singh stated  that he is unable to discharge his social obligations, and that he has wife, one son and one daughter. His son and daughter are married. Gurpal Singh, another life convict, stated that he has two sons.  Still he states that there is no male family member to look after the family. Baldev Singh, another life convict stated that he has two sons and  two daughters, who are marriageable.  Still he states that there is no male member to look after his household.  Gursharan Singh, another life convict stated that there is no male member to look after his property and land, and his father is also a  life convict  along with him. Sawinder Singh, another life convict has also stated   that there is no male member in the family to look after his family. Another life convict,  Jarnail Singh stated that there is no male member to look after his property and land, although in the same application,  he has stated that he has two sons. There are two  life convicts,  Malkiat Singh and Harbans Singh. Both are brothers. Both have filed separate applications for premature release on the ground that there is  no male member in the family, and  that live separately from their parents. Both were ordered to be released under the premature release policy

            Petitioner referred to various judgments of apex Court and argued that such parameters  may include  (i) effect of such release on victim and his family; (ii) effect on society; (iii) chances of recurrence of such crime by the convict; (iv) potentiality of convict to commit such crime after release; (v) nature of crime, whether individual or effecting society as a whole, etc. etc.

            Petitioner also sought review of the Policy of Punjab Government for granting parole to hard-core prisoners, in the light of recent policy of Haryana Government, in which very strict provisions for release of hardened criminals on parole have been incorporated, and has restricted such release to cases of    emergency, like death or marriage etc of a close relative etc.

            Petitioner also prayed for setting up a special task force for nabbing the parole-jumpers, and disclosed that atleast 150 convicts, which comprise murderers/rapists and those convicted under NDPS Act, have jumped parole from 7 jails in Haryana, who have not been re-arrested by Police so far. Total number of such parole-jumpers in Haryana is much more than that. Petitioner also stated that  in Punjab, from Central Jail, Patiala alone, atleast 39 such convicts, who jumped parole, have not been re-arrested so far by Punjab Police.

            While issuing notices to the two  States for January 25th, the HC directed the two States to submit complete detail of the parole-jumpers, who are yet not re-arrested by Police in the two States  . “Where is your intelligence?” asked the visibly appalled CJ, from the Law Officers of the  two states.

 

 

- Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued notices  to Punjab and Haryana, in PIL challenging their policies of pre-mature release of life-convictsHigh Court has sought detailed particulars of parole-jumpers in Punjab and Haryana, and efforts made for re-arrest of such prisoners who have jumped parole- “Where is your intelligence?” CJ asked the law officers of both States:-

                 A division Bench of the HC comprising CJ and Justice A.G. Masih today issued notices, FOR January 25th,  on a PIL filed by Advocate H.C. Arora, seeking  quashing of their respective policies for “premature release of life convicts”, on the ground that those policies, framed under Article 161 of the Constitution of India, for grant of remission in sentence by the Governor, do not contain any parameters for consideration of such representations of life convicts, and that such life convicts are being released in a routine and casual manner. In this regard, petitioner referred to 13 applications, on the basis of which such life convicts were released from Central Jail, Bathinda during recent period. For instance,  life convict Harnek Singh had stated that his family is not good  financial condition, and there is none  to look after agriculture land. Another life convict, Sukar Singh had stated that there is no male member to look after his household. Another life convict, Pritpal Singh stated that  he  has wife and one son, who is employed, but does not live in their house, and there is none else to look after agriculture land . Another life convict, Mukhtiar Singh had stated that there is no other member in the family to look after his aged parents, although in same para of the application, he stated that  he has two sons.  Gurjant Singh, another life convict, stated that he has no other male member in the family to look after his agriculture land, although in the same application, he stated that he has one son also.  Another life convict, Narinder Pal Singh stated  that he is unable to discharge his social obligations, and that he has wife, one son and one daughter. His son and daughter are married. Gurpal Singh, another life convict, stated that he has two sons.  Still he states that there is no male family member to look after the family. Baldev Singh, another life convict stated that he has two sons and  two daughters, who are marriageable.  Still he states that there is no male member to look after his household.  Gursharan Singh, another life convict stated that there is no male member to look after his property and land, and his father is also a  life convict  along with him. Sawinder Singh, another life convict has also stated   that there is no male member in the family to look after his family. Another life convict,  Jarnail Singh stated that there is no male member to look after his property and land, although in the same application,  he has stated that he has two sons. There are two  life convicts,  Malkiat Singh and Harbans Singh. Both are brothers. Both have filed separate applications for premature release on the ground that there is  no male member in the family, and  that live separately from their parents. Both were ordered to be released under the premature release policy

            Petitioner referred to various judgments of apex Court and argued that such parameters  may include  (i) effect of such release on victim and his family; (ii) effect on society; (iii) chances of recurrence of such crime by the convict; (iv) potentiality of convict to commit such crime after release; (v) nature of crime, whether individual or effecting society as a whole, etc. etc.

            Petitioner also sought review of the Policy of Punjab Government for granting parole to hard-core prisoners, in the light of recent policy of Haryana Government, in which very strict provisions for release of hardened criminals on parole have been incorporated, and has restricted such release to cases of    emergency, like death or marriage etc of a close relative etc.

            Petitioner also prayed for setting up a special task force for nabbing the parole-jumpers, and disclosed that atleast 150 convicts, which comprise murderers/rapists and those convicted under NDPS Act, have jumped parole from 7 jails in Haryana, who have not been re-arrested by Police so far. Total number of such parole-jumpers in Haryana is much more than that. Petitioner also stated that  in Punjab, from Central Jail, Patiala alone, atleast 39 such convicts, who jumped parole, have not been re-arrested so far by Punjab Police.

            While issuing notices to the two  States for January 25th, the HC directed the two States to submit complete detail of the parole-jumpers, who are yet not re-arrested by Police in the two States  . “Where is your intelligence?” asked the visibly appalled CJ, from the Law Officers of the  two states.

 

 

- Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued notices  to Punjab and Haryana, in PIL challenging their policies of pre-mature release of life-convictsHigh Court has sought detailed particulars of parole-jumpers in Punjab and Haryana, and efforts made for re-arrest of such prisoners who have jumped parole- “Where is your intelligence?” CJ asked the law officers of both States:-

                 A division Bench of the HC comprising CJ and Justice A.G. Masih today issued notices, FOR January 25th,  on a PIL filed by Advocate H.C. Arora, seeking  quashing of their respective policies for “premature release of life convicts”, on the ground that those policies, framed under Article 161 of the Constitution of India, for grant of remission in sentence by the Governor, do not contain any parameters for consideration of such representations of life convicts, and that such life convicts are being released in a routine and casual manner. In this regard, petitioner referred to 13 applications, on the basis of which such life convicts were released from Central Jail, Bathinda during recent period. For instance,  life convict Harnek Singh had stated that his family is not good  financial condition, and there is none  to look after agriculture land. Another life convict, Sukar Singh had stated that there is no male member to look after his household. Another life convict, Pritpal Singh stated that  he  has wife and one son, who is employed, but does not live in their house, and there is none else to look after agriculture land . Another life convict, Mukhtiar Singh had stated that there is no other member in the family to look after his aged parents, although in same para of the application, he stated that  he has two sons.  Gurjant Singh, another life convict, stated that he has no other male member in the family to look after his agriculture land, although in the same application, he stated that he has one son also.  Another life convict, Narinder Pal Singh stated  that he is unable to discharge his social obligations, and that he has wife, one son and one daughter. His son and daughter are married. Gurpal Singh, another life convict, stated that he has two sons.  Still he states that there is no male family member to look after the family. Baldev Singh, another life convict stated that he has two sons and  two daughters, who are marriageable.  Still he states that there is no male member to look after his household.  Gursharan Singh, another life convict stated that there is no male member to look after his property and land, and his father is also a  life convict  along with him. Sawinder Singh, another life convict has also stated   that there is no male member in the family to look after his family. Another life convict,  Jarnail Singh stated that there is no male member to look after his property and land, although in the same application,  he has stated that he has two sons. There are two  life convicts,  Malkiat Singh and Harbans Singh. Both are brothers. Both have filed separate applications for premature release on the ground that there is  no male member in the family, and  that live separately from their parents. Both were ordered to be released under the premature release policy

            Petitioner referred to various judgments of apex Court and argued that such parameters  may include  (i) effect of such release on victim and his family; (ii) effect on society; (iii) chances of recurrence of such crime by the convict; (iv) potentiality of convict to commit such crime after release; (v) nature of crime, whether individual or effecting society as a whole, etc. etc.

            Petitioner also sought review of the Policy of Punjab Government for granting parole to hard-core prisoners, in the light of recent policy of Haryana Government, in which very strict provisions for release of hardened criminals on parole have been incorporated, and has restricted such release to cases of    emergency, like death or marriage etc of a close relative etc.

            Petitioner also prayed for setting up a special task force for nabbing the parole-jumpers, and disclosed that atleast 150 convicts, which comprise murderers/rapists and those convicted under NDPS Act, have jumped parole from 7 jails in Haryana, who have not been re-arrested by Police so far. Total number of such parole-jumpers in Haryana is much more than that. Petitioner also stated that  in Punjab, from Central Jail, Patiala alone, atleast 39 such convicts, who jumped parole, have not been re-arrested so far by Punjab Police.

            While issuing notices to the two  States for January 25th, the HC directed the two States to submit complete detail of the parole-jumpers, who are yet not re-arrested by Police in the two States  . “Where is your intelligence?” asked the visibly appalled CJ, from the Law Officers of the  two states.

 

 

- Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued notices  to Punjab and Haryana, in PIL challenging their policies of pre-mature release of life-convictsHigh Court has sought detailed particulars of parole-jumpers in Punjab and Haryana, and efforts made for re-arrest of such prisoners who have jumped parole- “Where is your intelligence?” CJ asked the law officers of both States:-

                 A division Bench of the HC comprising CJ and Justice A.G. Masih today issued notices, FOR January 25th,  on a PIL filed by Advocate H.C. Arora, seeking  quashing of their respective policies for “premature release of life convicts”, on the ground that those policies, framed under Article 161 of the Constitution of India, for grant of remission in sentence by the Governor, do not contain any parameters for consideration of such representations of life convicts, and that such life convicts are being released in a routine and casual manner. In this regard, petitioner referred to 13 applications, on the basis of which such life convicts were released from Central Jail, Bathinda during recent period. For instance,  life convict Harnek Singh had stated that his family is not good  financial condition, and there is none  to look after agriculture land. Another life convict, Sukar Singh had stated that there is no male member to look after his household. Another life convict, Pritpal Singh stated that  he  has wife and one son, who is employed, but does not live in their house, and there is none else to look after agriculture land . Another life convict, Mukhtiar Singh had stated that there is no other member in the family to look after his aged parents, although in same para of the application, he stated that  he has two sons.  Gurjant Singh, another life convict, stated that he has no other male member in the family to look after his agriculture land, although in the same application, he stated that he has one son also.  Another life convict, Narinder Pal Singh stated  that he is unable to discharge his social obligations, and that he has wife, one son and one daughter. His son and daughter are married. Gurpal Singh, another life convict, stated that he has two sons.  Still he states that there is no male family member to look after the family. Baldev Singh, another life convict stated that he has two sons and  two daughters, who are marriageable.  Still he states that there is no male member to look after his household.  Gursharan Singh, another life convict stated that there is no male member to look after his property and land, and his father is also a  life convict  along with him. Sawinder Singh, another life convict has also stated   that there is no male member in the family to look after his family. Another life convict,  Jarnail Singh stated that there is no male member to look after his property and land, although in the same application,  he has stated that he has two sons. There are two  life convicts,  Malkiat Singh and Harbans Singh. Both are brothers. Both have filed separate applications for premature release on the ground that there is  no male member in the family, and  that live separately from their parents. Both were ordered to be released under the premature release policy

            Petitioner referred to various judgments of apex Court and argued that such parameters  may include  (i) effect of such release on victim and his family; (ii) effect on society; (iii) chances of recurrence of such crime by the convict; (iv) potentiality of convict to commit such crime after release; (v) nature of crime, whether individual or effecting society as a whole, etc. etc.

            Petitioner also sought review of the Policy of Punjab Government for granting parole to hard-core prisoners, in the light of recent policy of Haryana Government, in which very strict provisions for release of hardened criminals on parole have been incorporated, and has restricted such release to cases of    emergency, like death or marriage etc of a close relative etc.

            Petitioner also prayed for setting up a special task force for nabbing the parole-jumpers, and disclosed that atleast 150 convicts, which comprise murderers/rapists and those convicted under NDPS Act, have jumped parole from 7 jails in Haryana, who have not been re-arrested by Police so far. Total number of such parole-jumpers in Haryana is much more than that. Petitioner also stated that  in Punjab, from Central Jail, Patiala alone, atleast 39 such convicts, who jumped parole, have not been re-arrested so far by Punjab Police.

            While issuing notices to the two  States for January 25th, the HC directed the two States to submit complete detail of the parole-jumpers, who are yet not re-arrested by Police in the two States  . “Where is your intelligence?” asked the visibly appalled CJ, from the Law Officers of the  two states.

 

 

- Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued notices  to Punjab and Haryana, in PIL challenging their policies of pre-mature release of life-convictsHigh Court has sought detailed particulars of parole-jumpers in Punjab and Haryana, and efforts made for re-arrest of such prisoners who have jumped parole- “Where is your intelligence?” CJ asked the law officers of both States:-

                 A division Bench of the HC comprising CJ and Justice A.G. Masih today issued notices, FOR January 25th,  on a PIL filed by Advocate H.C. Arora, seeking  quashing of their respective policies for “premature release of life convicts”, on the ground that those policies, framed under Article 161 of the Constitution of India, for grant of remission in sentence by the Governor, do not contain any parameters for consideration of such representations of life convicts, and that such life convicts are being released in a routine and casual manner. In this regard, petitioner referred to 13 applications, on the basis of which such life convicts were released from Central Jail, Bathinda during recent period. For instance,  life convict Harnek Singh had stated that his family is not good  financial condition, and there is none  to look after agriculture land. Another life convict, Sukar Singh had stated that there is no male member to look after his household. Another life convict, Pritpal Singh stated that  he  has wife and one son, who is employed, but does not live in their house, and there is none else to look after agriculture land . Another life convict, Mukhtiar Singh had stated that there is no other member in the family to look after his aged parents, although in same para of the application, he stated that  he has two sons.  Gurjant Singh, another life convict, stated that he has no other male member in the family to look after his agriculture land, although in the same application, he stated that he has one son also.  Another life convict, Narinder Pal Singh stated  that he is unable to discharge his social obligations, and that he has wife, one son and one daughter. His son and daughter are married. Gurpal Singh, another life convict, stated that he has two sons.  Still he states that there is no male family member to look after the family. Baldev Singh, another life convict stated that he has two sons and  two daughters, who are marriageable.  Still he states that there is no male member to look after his household.  Gursharan Singh, another life convict stated that there is no male member to look after his property and land, and his father is also a  life convict  along with him. Sawinder Singh, another life convict has also stated   that there is no male member in the family to look after his family. Another life convict,  Jarnail Singh stated that there is no male member to look after his property and land, although in the same application,  he has stated that he has two sons. There are two  life convicts,  Malkiat Singh and Harbans Singh. Both are brothers. Both have filed separate applications for premature release on the ground that there is  no male member in the family, and  that live separately from their parents. Both were ordered to be released under the premature release policy

            Petitioner referred to various judgments of apex Court and argued that such parameters  may include  (i) effect of such release on victim and his family; (ii) effect on society; (iii) chances of recurrence of such crime by the convict; (iv) potentiality of convict to commit such crime after release; (v) nature of crime, whether individual or effecting society as a whole, etc. etc.

            Petitioner also sought review of the Policy of Punjab Government for granting parole to hard-core prisoners, in the light of recent policy of Haryana Government, in which very strict provisions for release of hardened criminals on parole have been incorporated, and has restricted such release to cases of    emergency, like death or marriage etc of a close relative etc.

            Petitioner also prayed for setting up a special task force for nabbing the parole-jumpers, and disclosed that atleast 150 convicts, which comprise murderers/rapists and those convicted under NDPS Act, have jumped parole from 7 jails in Haryana, who have not been re-arrested by Police so far. Total number of such parole-jumpers in Haryana is much more than that. Petitioner also stated that  in Punjab, from Central Jail, Patiala alone, atleast 39 such convicts, who jumped parole, have not been re-arrested so far by Punjab Police.

            While issuing notices to the two  States for January 25th, the HC directed the two States to submit complete detail of the parole-jumpers, who are yet not re-arrested by Police in the two States  . “Where is your intelligence?” asked the visibly appalled CJ, from the Law Officers of the  two states.

 

 

- Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued notices  to Punjab and Haryana, in PIL challenging their policies of pre-mature release of life-convictsHigh Court has sought detailed particulars of parole-jumpers in Punjab and Haryana, and efforts made for re-arrest of such prisoners who have jumped parole- “Where is your intelligence?” CJ asked the law officers of both States:-

                 A division Bench of the HC comprising CJ and Justice A.G. Masih today issued notices, FOR January 25th,  on a PIL filed by Advocate H.C. Arora, seeking  quashing of their respective policies for “premature release of life convicts”, on the ground that those policies, framed under Article 161 of the Constitution of India, for grant of remission in sentence by the Governor, do not contain any parameters for consideration of such representations of life convicts, and that such life convicts are being released in a routine and casual manner. In this regard, petitioner referred to 13 applications, on the basis of which such life convicts were released from Central Jail, Bathinda during recent period. For instance,  life convict Harnek Singh had stated that his family is not good  financial condition, and there is none  to look after agriculture land. Another life convict, Sukar Singh had stated that there is no male member to look after his household. Another life convict, Pritpal Singh stated that  he  has wife and one son, who is employed, but does not live in their house, and there is none else to look after agriculture land . Another life convict, Mukhtiar Singh had stated that there is no other member in the family to look after his aged parents, although in same para of the application, he stated that  he has two sons.  Gurjant Singh, another life convict, stated that he has no other male member in the family to look after his agriculture land, although in the same application, he stated that he has one son also.  Another life convict, Narinder Pal Singh stated  that he is unable to discharge his social obligations, and that he has wife, one son and one daughter. His son and daughter are married. Gurpal Singh, another life convict, stated that he has two sons.  Still he states that there is no male family member to look after the family. Baldev Singh, another life convict stated that he has two sons and  two daughters, who are marriageable.  Still he states that there is no male member to look after his household.  Gursharan Singh, another life convict stated that there is no male member to look after his property and land, and his father is also a  life convict  along with him. Sawinder Singh, another life convict has also stated   that there is no male member in the family to look after his family. Another life convict,  Jarnail Singh stated that there is no male member to look after his property and land, although in the same application,  he has stated that he has two sons. There are two  life convicts,  Malkiat Singh and Harbans Singh. Both are brothers. Both have filed separate applications for premature release on the ground that there is  no male member in the family, and  that live separately from their parents. Both were ordered to be released under the premature release policy

            Petitioner referred to various judgments of apex Court and argued that such parameters  may include  (i) effect of such release on victim and his family; (ii) effect on society; (iii) chances of recurrence of such crime by the convict; (iv) potentiality of convict to commit such crime after release; (v) nature of crime, whether individual or effecting society as a whole, etc. etc.

            Petitioner also sought review of the Policy of Punjab Government for granting parole to hard-core prisoners, in the light of recent policy of Haryana Government, in which very strict provisions for release of hardened criminals on parole have been incorporated, and has restricted such release to cases of    emergency, like death or marriage etc of a close relative etc.

            Petitioner also prayed for setting up a special task force for nabbing the parole-jumpers, and disclosed that atleast 150 convicts, which comprise murderers/rapists and those convicted under NDPS Act, have jumped parole from 7 jails in Haryana, who have not been re-arrested by Police so far. Total number of such parole-jumpers in Haryana is much more than that. Petitioner also stated that  in Punjab, from Central Jail, Patiala alone, atleast 39 such convicts, who jumped parole, have not been re-arrested so far by Punjab Police.

            While issuing notices to the two  States for January 25th, the HC directed the two States to submit complete detail of the parole-jumpers, who are yet not re-arrested by Police in the two States  . “Where is your intelligence?” asked the visibly appalled CJ, from the Law Officers of the  two states.

 

 

- Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued notices  to Punjab and Haryana, in PIL challenging their policies of pre-mature release of life-convictsHigh Court has sought detailed particulars of parole-jumpers in Punjab and Haryana, and efforts made for re-arrest of such prisoners who have jumped parole- “Where is your intelligence?” CJ asked the law officers of both States:-

                 A division Bench of the HC comprising CJ and Justice A.G. Masih today issued notices, FOR January 25th,  on a PIL filed by Advocate H.C. Arora, seeking  quashing of their respective policies for “premature release of life convicts”, on the ground that those policies, framed under Article 161 of the Constitution of India, for grant of remission in sentence by the Governor, do not contain any parameters for consideration of such representations of life convicts, and that such life convicts are being released in a routine and casual manner. In this regard, petitioner referred to 13 applications, on the basis of which such life convicts were released from Central Jail, Bathinda during recent period. For instance,  life convict Harnek Singh had stated that his family is not good  financial condition, and there is none  to look after agriculture land. Another life convict, Sukar Singh had stated that there is no male member to look after his household. Another life convict, Pritpal Singh stated that  he  has wife and one son, who is employed, but does not live in their house, and there is none else to look after agriculture land . Another life convict, Mukhtiar Singh had stated that there is no other member in the family to look after his aged parents, although in same para of the application, he stated that  he has two sons.  Gurjant Singh, another life convict, stated that he has no other male member in the family to look after his agriculture land, although in the same application, he stated that he has one son also.  Another life convict, Narinder Pal Singh stated  that he is unable to discharge his social obligations, and that he has wife, one son and one daughter. His son and daughter are married. Gurpal Singh, another life convict, stated that he has two sons.  Still he states that there is no male family member to look after the family. Baldev Singh, another life convict stated that he has two sons and  two daughters, who are marriageable.  Still he states that there is no male member to look after his household.  Gursharan Singh, another life convict stated that there is no male member to look after his property and land, and his father is also a  life convict  along with him. Sawinder Singh, another life convict has also stated   that there is no male member in the family to look after his family. Another life convict,  Jarnail Singh stated that there is no male member to look after his property and land, although in the same application,  he has stated that he has two sons. There are two  life convicts,  Malkiat Singh and Harbans Singh. Both are brothers. Both have filed separate applications for premature release on the ground that there is  no male member in the family, and  that live separately from their parents. Both were ordered to be released under the premature release policy

            Petitioner referred to various judgments of apex Court and argued that such parameters  may include  (i) effect of such release on victim and his family; (ii) effect on society; (iii) chances of recurrence of such crime by the convict; (iv) potentiality of convict to commit such crime after release; (v) nature of crime, whether individual or effecting society as a whole, etc. etc.

            Petitioner also sought review of the Policy of Punjab Government for granting parole to hard-core prisoners, in the light of recent policy of Haryana Government, in which very strict provisions for release of hardened criminals on parole have been incorporated, and has restricted such release to cases of    emergency, like death or marriage etc of a close relative etc.

            Petitioner also prayed for setting up a special task force for nabbing the parole-jumpers, and disclosed that atleast 150 convicts, which comprise murderers/rapists and those convicted under NDPS Act, have jumped parole from 7 jails in Haryana, who have not been re-arrested by Police so far. Total number of such parole-jumpers in Haryana is much more than that. Petitioner also stated that  in Punjab, from Central Jail, Patiala alone, atleast 39 such convicts, who jumped parole, have not been re-arrested so far by Punjab Police.

            While issuing notices to the two  States for January 25th, the HC directed the two States to submit complete detail of the parole-jumpers, who are yet not re-arrested by Police in the two States  . “Where is your intelligence?” asked the visibly appalled CJ, from the Law Officers of the  two states.