State government competent authority to decide on remission of sentence, Supreme Court

Shruti Mahajan April 26 2019

The Supreme Court has directed the State of Tamil Nadu to consider the representation made by a Refugee for premature release from prison after serving a term of 36 years.

The Bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Ajay Rastogi directed the Tamil Nadu government to decide on the representation made by the petitioner, who claims to be a Sri Lankan Refugee, and take his plea to logical end expeditiously. The Bench has added that the State need not consult with the Government of India and . . .

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