Chandigarh: On the eve of Republic Day, the Haryana Government has granted special remission of 15 to 60 days in sentence to prisoners in the state.
The 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, an official release said here on Monday.
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, it said.
The remission will also be granted to all 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 remission will not be granted to convicts who are on bail on the day it is granted. Besides, it (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 release said.
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. All prisoners convicted by the courts of criminal jurisdiction in Haryana but undergoing their sentences in jails outside the state shall also be entitled to get this remission.
The remission will not be granted to prisoners convicted for 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 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 under sections 107 or 109 or 110 of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973. It will also not be admissible 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 that day.