Chandigarh, October 30- Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has announced to grant special remission to convicts of the State on the occasion of Haryana Day on November 1, 2015.
While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that convicts, who have been sentenced for a period of 10 years or more, would be granted remission of 60 days. The convicts, sentenced for five years or more, but less than 10 years would be granted remission of 45 days and convicts who had been sentenced for two years or more but less than five years would be granted remission of 30 days. Also, the convicts who have been sentenced for less than two years would be granted remission for 15 days.
He said that the remission would be granted to all the convicts who were on parole or furlough from the jail on Haryana Day that is November 1, 2015 subject to the condition that they would surrender at the jails on the due date after expiry of parole or furlough period for undergoing the un-expired portion of their sentence.
He said that remission would not be granted to the convicts who are on bail on the day of granting this remission. No remission would be granted to prisoners convicted of abduction and murder of a child below the age of 14 years, rape with murder, dacoity or robbery and under NDPS Act, Terrorist and Disruptive Activities.
Similarly, remission will also not be admissible to detenues of any class, Pakistan national, the persons imprisoned for failing to give security for keeping peace for their good behavior and the convicts who committed any major jail offence during the last two years and were punished for the same under the relevant provisions of the Punjab Jail Manual or any other Act or Rules.
He said that all prisoners convicted by courts of criminal jurisdiction in Haryana but undergoing their sentences in Jails outside Haryana would also be entitled to the grant of remission. Sentence of imprisonment imposed in default of payment of fine would not be treated as substantive for the purpose of grant of this remission.