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For Parole of seven days, court asked convict belonging to BPL category to pay two Lakh personal bond and one lakh surety: Rajasthan High Court

The High Court of Rajasthan, through learned judge, Justice Sandeep Mehta and Justice Rameshwar Vyas in the case of Raju @ Rajkumar Through His Brother Sh. Sharwarmal v. State & Ors. (D.B. Criminal Misc. Appli No. 13/2022) asked convict belonging to  BPL category to pay two Lakh personal bond and one Lakh surety for parole of seven days

BRIEF FACTS: The petitioner was granted parole of seven days under Rule 18 of the Rajasthan Prisoners Release on Parole Rules, 1958 vide an order with the requirement of furnishing a personal bond in the sum of Rs.2,00,000/- and two sureties in the sum of Rs.1,00,000/- each (out of which one was to be of the petitioner’s brother Sharwarmal). However, this application was filed with an assertion that the petitioner was a poor man belonging to the B.P.L. family and thus, he may be released on furnishing personal bond only.

FINDINGS OF THE COURT: Keeping in view the overall facts and circumstances available on record, the court was not inclined to accede to the prayer for releasing the petitioner on parole on furnishing personal bond only. However, the conditions of the order dated 29.09.2021 was relaxed and it was directed that the petitioner be released on parole of seven days on furnishing a personal bond in the sum of Rs.2,00,000/- and one sound and solvent surety in the sum of Rs.1,00,000/-. The requirement of the petitioner’s brother furnishing surety bond was waived. The other conditions of the order dated 29.09.2021 was maintained and the misc. application was disposed of in these terms.

JUDGEMENT REVIEWED BY – AMRUTHA K

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