8 convicts freed, HC lens on AP remission coverage | India Information

Home » 8 convicts freed, HC lens on AP remission coverage | India Information
VIJAYAWADA: The Andhra Pradesh HC on Tuesday raised a number of questions over “train of the powers” conferred on the state authorities beneath Article 161 of the Structure to offer remission to individuals sentenced for all times.
Asking whether or not the state authorities and the governor exercised such energy with out following any minimal tenure of sentence, the HC additionally raised questions on the reasonability of the coverage framed by the federal government on remission of sentence and known as for submission of remission guidelines. One Mudi Navaneetamma from Nellore had moved the HC difficult the discharge of eight individuals who have been convicted for murdering her husband Pardama Reddy. She challenged the GO issued by the federal government on August 14 releasing the convicts.
The governor granted particular remission to the convicts on the eve of Independence Day. Those that received remission served their jail time period for seven years. In the course of the trial, that they had spent shut to a few years in jail. Total, they spent round 10 years in jail.
Arguing on behalf of the petitioner, Gudapati Venkateswara Rao mentioned the AP authorities didn’t comply with tips issued by the SC, which mandate that remission to life-sentenced prisoners can solely be given after completion of minimal 14 years in jail.

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