Remission not a matter of right, subject to State Policy: Supreme Court

Shruti Mahajan April 22 2019
judicial review

The Supreme Court has upheld the validity of Rule 8(2)(i) of the Rajasthan Prisons (Shortening of Sentences) Rules, 2006, which deals with remission of convicts.

The batch of appeals filed by various litigants challenged the constitutional validity of Rule 8(2)(i) of the Rajasthan Prison Rules. The convicts in the case were sentenced to life imprisonment, and had all served a minimum jail-term of 14 years. However, their cases were not placed before the State Advisory Board for shortening their sentences . . .

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