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Can’t give parole to consummate marriage: HC to convict’s wife

DNMUM400831 | 11/15/2017 | Author : Mustafa Plumber | WC :224

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court recently rejected an application filed by a woman seeking her husband to be released on parole for 90 days to consummate their marriage. The court rejected the plea since parole rules don’t acknowledge conjugal rights as reason for leave from prison.
A division bench of Justices V K Tahilramani and M S Karnik turned down the plea of a wife, who had submitted that her husband, a convict under Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), be released from prison on parole. The court, relying on Rule 19 of the Prisons (Bombay Furlough and Parole) Rules, 1959, said, “The ground on which the parole is being sought is not one on which the prisoner can be released on parole. Hence, we cannot entertain this
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