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There was only one solitary incident in the breach of furlough leave that lasted 574 days , Bombay HC grants emergency parole to murder convict.

Observing that apart from a single incident of breach of furlough leave that amounted to 574 days, there has been no other incident, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted emergency parole of 45 days to Asha Tayade , who was convicted of murder and sentenced to life, serving her term at Yerwada prison, Pune.

A division bench of Justice RD Dhanuka and Justice VG Bisht heard a petition filed by Asha’s sister Shobha who sought emergency parole leave for Asha due to Covid 19. The petition contended that in the wake of the present crisis, her sister has applied for a parole leave which was later rejected on the grounds that she had earlier not surrendered on time and surrendered only after a lapse of 574 days.

Petitioner’s advocate Rupesh Jaiswal submitted that keeping in view the judgement of the apex court and also a government circular dated March 26, 2020 in the backdrop of Covid 19 pandemic the concerned authorities ought not to have rejected the application of parole moved by the petitioner’s sister.

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