STATE HOME DEPT MULLS NO PA­ROLE FOR TER­ROR, RAPE CON­VICTS

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Live - - FRONT PAGE - HT Cor­re­spon­dent

MUM­BAI: In­di­vid­u­als in jail for crimes such rape, ter­ror­ism, kid­nap­ping, smug­gling nar­cotics, mutiny against the state, and those serv­ing life terms will not be el­i­gi­ble for pa­role, ac­cord­ing to a state home depart­ment pro­posal that is soon likely to be passed by chief min­is­ter Deven­dra Fad­navis.

The move comes af­ter Sa­jjd Mughal, con­victed and thrown in jail for the bru­tal mur­der of lawyer Pallavi Purkayastha in Mum­bai, jumped pa­role ear­lier this year. Apart from changes to the pa­role norms, the state home depart­ment has also pro­posed changes to the act so that a crim­i­nal case can be lodged when a con­vict jumps pa­role.

“In al­most all cases— ter­ror­ist ac­tiv­i­ties, rape, nar­cotics — au­thor­i­ties grant pa­role. Even con­victs of TADA cases get pa­role. The new pro­posal, how­ever, will com­pletely bar pa­role for six to seven se­ri­ous crime cat­e­gories, in­clud­ing rape,” said an of­fi­cial from the home depart­ment.

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