State Government granted special remission to the prisoners who are undergoing sentence as a result of their conviction by the courts of criminals jurisdiction. 12-05-2015
Chandigarh, May 12- On the occasion of visit of Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal to District Jail, Gurgaon today, the State Government granted special remission to the prisoners who are undergoing sentence as a result of their conviction by the courts of criminals jurisdiction. The category of convicts who have been sentenced for a period of more than 10 years will get a remission of 60 days and those who have been sentenced for more than five years and less than 10 years would get a remission of 45 days. Similarly, those convicts who have been sentenced for more than two years and less than five years would get a remission of 30 days and in case of sentence of less than two years, the remission will be 15 days. This remission will also be granted to all the convicts who are on parole / furlough from the jail on May 12,2015 subject to the condition that they surrender at the respective jails on the due date after the expiry of their parole / furlough period for undergoing the un-expired portion of their sentence. The sentence of imprisonment imposed in default of payment of fine shall not be treated as substantive for the purpose of grant of this remission. All prisoners convicted by the courts of criminal jurisdiction in Haryana, but undergoing their sentences in jails outside the state shall also be entitled to get this remission as per the above mentioned scale. This remission will not be granted to the life convicts in view of orders dated July 9,2014 passed by the Supreme Court in Writ Petition (Criminal Number 48 of 2014). The remission will not exceed one-fourth of the period of sentence. However, in case of persons convicted and sentenced for life, the special remission granted by the state government will be in addition to the remission granted as per the Jail Manual. Also, this remission will not be granted to the convicts who are on bail on the day of granting this remission. The remission will not be granted to the prisoners convicted for the offences of abduction and murder of a child below the age of 14 years; rape with murder; dacoity or robbery; under Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act 1967, official Secrets Act 1923, Foreigners Act 1948, Passport Act 1967, Section 2 and 3 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1961, Section 121 to 130 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 Convicts under NDPS Act. The remission will also not be admissible to detenues of any class, Pakistan Nationals, the persons imprisoned for failing to give security for keeping peace for their good behaviour sections 107/109/110 of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 and the convicts who committed any major jail offence during last two years and were punished for the same under the relevant provisions of Punjab Jail Manual.