SC: Sentence remission is government’s function, not court’s

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Supreme Court

connected Tuesday turned down the

remission plea

of a beingness convict who has spent much than 15 years successful jailhouse and said that it was a relation of the government. Abench of CJI D YChandrachud and Justices P SNarasimha and J B Pardiwala asked the Gujarat government to reconsider the convict’s plea for premature merchandise earlier rejected by state.
Though 1 of the co-accused was released prematurely successful 2017, the petitioner’s plea for remission was rejected by the authorities arsenic helium had jumped bail and absconded for 5 years erstwhile granted bail for 3 weeks successful 2005. He was awarded beingness condemnation and has spent implicit 15 years successful jail.
Rejecting his plea for remission, the seat said, “We are of the considered presumption that the authorities authorities shall freshly see the application. Since the assistance of premature merchandise is an enforcement relation related to Article 162 of the Constitution, we are of the presumption that it is due for the authorities to re-evaluate the substance by bearing successful caput each the applicable circumstances”.

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