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NEW DELHI: At a time when remission to lifers in the Bilkis Bano case is in controversy, the Supreme Court has ordered the Uttar Pradesh government to liberally consider releasing all lifers, apart from the 512 who petitioned the SC, as per its remission policy within three months.
A bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and Hima Kohli took a compassionate view of the lifers languishing in crowded prisons despite spending long years in prison and despite fulfilling the conditions in the policy relating to remission of sentence for convicts sentenced to imprisonment for life for heinous offences.
Justice Chandrachud said, “In the event that any convict is entitled to more liberal benefits by any of the amendments which have been brought about subsequent to the August 1, 2018, policy, the case for the grant of premature release would be considered by granting benefit in terms of more liberal amended para/clause of the policies.”
“All decisions of premature release of convicts, including those, beyond the present batch of cases would be entitled to such a beneficial reading of the policy,” the bench said.
The bench directed the district legal services authorities in UP to coordinate with the jail authorities to ensure that all eligible cases of prisoners would be duly considered and no eligible prisoner shall be excluded from consideration.
The Gujarat government too had claimed that it released the 11 lifers in the Bilkis Bano case as per the remission policy applicable to the convicts, all of whom have spent more than 15 years in jail.
Ordering expeditious decision on premature release of lifers, the bench said, “Those cases which have already been processed and in respect of which reports have been submitted shall be concluded and final decisions intimated to the convict within a month.”
“Cases of eligible life convicts who are (i) above the age of 70 years; or (ii) suffering from terminal ailments shall be taken up on priority and would be disposed of within a period of two months. The UP State Legal Services Authority shall, within two weeks, lay down the priorities according to which all pending cases shall be disposed of,” the bench said. It said not granting benefits of remission of sentence to eligible lifers would violate their right to life.

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