Chandigarh - Haryana Government on the eve of Republic Day granted special remission to prisoners who are undergoing sentence as a result of their conviction by the Courts of Criminal Jurisdiction in the state.
Giving this information here today, an official spokesman said that convicts who have been sentenced for a period of 10 years and above have been granted remission of 60 days and those sentenced for five years or more but less than 10 years have been granted remission of 45 days.
Similarly, the convicts who have been sentenced for two years or more, but less than five years have been granted remission of 30 days and those who have been sentenced for less than two years have been granted remission of 15 days. He said that this remission will also be granted to all the convicts who are on parole or furlough from the jail on Republic Day,that is January 26,2015, subject to the condition that they surrender at the respective jails on the due date after the expiry of their parole or furlough period for undergoing the un-expired portion of their sentence.
The spokesman said that this remission will not be granted to the convicts who are on bail on the day of granting this remission. The remission will not exceed one-fourth of the total period of sentence. However, in case of persons convicted and sentenced for life, the special remission granted by the State Government will be in addition to the remission granted as per Jail Manual.
The sentence of imprisonment imposed in default of payment of fine would not be treated as substantive for the purpose of grant of this remission. He said that all prisoners convicted by the Courts of Criminal Jurisdiction in Haryana but undergoing their sentences in Jails outside Haryana shall also be entitled to get this remission as per the above scale.
The remission will not be granted to prisoners convicted for the offences like abduction and murder of a child below the age of 14 years, rape with murder, dacoity or robbery, under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act 1987, Official Secrets Act 1923, Foreigners Act 1948, Passport Act 1967, Section 2 and 3 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1961, Section 121 to 130 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860. Similarly, the remission will also not be admissible to detenues of any class, Pakistan nationals, the persons imprisoned for failing to give security for keeping peace for their good behaviour sections 107 or 109 or 110 of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 and the Convicts who had committed any major jail offence during last two years and were punished for the same under the relevant provisions of Punjab Jail Manual or any other Act or Rules as applicable on thay day.