January 25, 2018 07:17 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

On the eve of Republic Day, Haryana Government has granted special remission to prisoners who are undergoing sentence as a result of their conviction by courts of criminal jurisdiction in the state.

While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that the convicts who have been sentenced for a period of 10 years and above, including life sentence, have been granted remission of 30 days, and those sentenced for less than 10 years have been granted remission of 15 days.

He said that the remission would also be granted to all convicts who are on parole or furlough from the jail on Republic Day on January 26, 2018, subject to the condition that they surrender at the respective jails on the due date after the expiry of their parole or furlough period for undergoing the un-expired portion of their sentence. The sentence of imprisonment imposed in default of payment of fine would not be treated as substantive for the purpose of grant of this remission.

He said all prisoners convicted by the Courts of Criminal Jurisdiction in Haryana but undergoing their sentences in jails outside the state would also be entitled to get this remission as per the above scale. However, remission would not be granted to prisoners convicted for the offences like abduction and murder of a child below the age of 14 years, rape with murder, any offence under POCSO Act 2012, dacoity or robbery, kidnapping for ransom, under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act, 1987, the Official Secrets Act, 1923, the Foreigners Act, 1948, the Passport Act, 1967, Section 2 and 3 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1961, Section 121 to 130 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 and under NDPS Act in view of Section 32-A of NDPS Act.

Similarly, the remission would 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 under sections 107 or 109 or 110 of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 and convicts who had committed any major jail offence during last two years and were punished for the same under the relevant provisions of the Punjab Jail Manual or any other Act or Rules as applicable on that day.

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