Criminal sentenced to life imprisonment – The Kashmir News

NEW DELHI // The Supreme Court on Thursday extended the bail of convicts who have completed 10 years of their life sentences and whose appeals will not be heard by the High Court in the near future. should go unless there are compelling reasons to deny relief. The apex court said it needs to keep in mind the objective of de-crowding in jails in the case of convicts, whose appeals are pending against convictions for years and pending in the High Courts in the near future. They are unlikely to be heard by the source. A bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Abhay S Oka was hearing pleas of convicts sentenced to life imprisonment, seeking bail that their appeals be heard in various High Courts. The cases have been pending for years and are unlikely to be heard in the near future due to the huge backlog of cases clogging up the judicial system.

The Supreme Court said… “We are of the view that convicts, who have completed 10 years of their sentence and whose appeal is not likely to be heard in the near future, should be granted bail without extenuating circumstances. The bench said that firstly, bail should be extended to convicts who have been imprisoned for more than 10 years, unless there are concrete reasons for denying them relief, secondly, such cases. It should be pointed out that where the convicts have completed 14 years of sentence, in which case the government can be sent to consider early release within a specified period, even if their appeals are pending. He said. That the data of the High Court shows that there are 5740 cases, where appeals are pending either at the single bench level or at the division bench level. The Allahabad High Court has the highest pendency of appeals and 385 convicts have served more than 14 years of their sentences, while 268 convicts have cases for premature release, according to Patna High Court data. “We have to keep in mind the objective of decongesting jails in the case of those convicts whose appeals are pending for years and are likely to be heard in the near future,” the bench said. It said, “This exercise should be done on an urgent basis so that a situation does not arise where a criminal serves the minimum sentence, which would make him eligible for pardon”. gave four months time to the High Courts and State Legal Services authorities to carry out the exercise and fixed the matter for compliance monitoring in January next year. The bench said its order would apply to all High Courts. But it will be after compiling the data of those criminals who have completed 10 and 14 years of imprisonment respectively.