In a Supreme Court case, a petitioner currently serving a life sentence seeks early release after 24 years of custody without remission or parole. Convicted for a triple murder, the petitioner’s application for premature release was rejected twice by the Remission Board due to adverse reports from the presiding judge and police. The court highlights the need for a comprehensive approach considering factors like post-conviction conduct, earned remissions, age, health, and socio-economic status. It underscores the importance of a well-reasoned opinion from the presiding judge and directs a re-evaluation of the case. The Remission Board is advised to reconsider based on relevant inputs for a just and fair decision.

RAJO @ RAJWA @ RAJENDRA MANDAL …APPELLANT(S)
VERSUS
THE STATE OF BIHAR & ORS. …RESPONDENT(S)
decided by the Supreme Court on August 25,2023.

By aor.sanjivnarang@gmail.com

Sanjiv Narang Adv. is an Advocate on Record in the Supreme Court of India. His qualifications include an LLB from University of Delhi and a Masters degree in Personnel Management from Panjab University,Chandigarh.In his more than 3 decades of experience, he has practiced law at the District, High Court and Supreme Court levels.He also has more than a decade of experience in the field of Management. He is the author of two books namely Laws for Women in India and Innovation, Why What and How.