Bilkis Bano Case Convict Will get 10-Day Parole To Attend Nephew’s Wedding ceremony

Gujarat Appeals In Bilkis Bano Case, Wants

Bilkis Bano Case Convict Gets 10-Day Parole To Attend Nephew's Wedding


The Gujarat Excessive Court docket on Friday granted 10-day parole to Bilkis Bano case convict Ramesh Chandana to attend his nephew’s wedding ceremony scheduled for March 5.

Chandana, who moved the Excessive Court docket for parole final week, is the second convict within the case to be granted parole in spite of everything 11 convicts within the case surrendered at a jail in Godhra city on January 21 following a Supreme Court docket order.

They had been convicted in a case of gangrape of Bilkis Bano and the homicide of seven of her members of the family in the course of the 2002 Godhra riots.

“By this software, the convict-applicant prays for parole go away on the grounds of attending the wedding ceremony of the son of his sister. Taking into account the grounds urged on this software, the applicant-accused is ordered to be launched on parole go away for a interval of ten days,” stated Justice Divyesh Joshi in his order issued on Friday.

As per the Gujarat authorities’s affidavit earlier than the Supreme Court docket, Chandana had loved parole for 1,198 days and a furlough of 378 days since his incarceration in 2008.

Earlier, Pradip Modhiya, one other convict within the case, was launched from the Godhra jail on parole from February 7 to 11 after the excessive court docket allowed his parole plea.

In August 2022, 11 convicts serving life sentences had been granted untimely launch from jail after the state authorities accepted their remission purposes in line with its 1992 coverage, citing their ‘good conduct’ throughout imprisonment.

The Supreme Court docket on January 8 quashed the remission of sentence of all 11 convicts ruling that the state authorities lacked jurisdiction to grant untimely launch to the convicts, because the trial within the 2002 case was held in Maharashtra.

The Supreme Court docket then ordered the convicts, who had been launched from Godhra district jail on Independence Day in 2022 after being in jail for 14 years, to return to jail inside two weeks.

They surrendered earlier than the Godhra jail authorities on January 21.

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