Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh gets Parole: Dera Sacha Sauda, serving sentence on charges of rape and murderDera Sacha Sauda) Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was released on 30-day parole on Friday morning. He has been released from Sunaria Jail in Rohtak, Haryana for a month. According to Haryana Prisons Minister Ranjit Chautala, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was granted parole (parole) after the recommendation of the authorities because of his good behavior in the jail.Parole) is given. He had said in his petition that he wanted to go to the ashram located at Barnawa in Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh. His and Honeypreet’s family members had reached the jail to get him taken. On this decision Shiromani Gurdwara Management Committee (SGPC) has objected.
SGPC President Harjinder Singh Dhami has accused the government of adopting double standards, saying that Sikh prisoners are not being brought out of jail even after completion of their sentence, while the Dera Sacha chief is being soft on him. They say that in the BJP government, Gurmeet Ram Rahim was given a furlough of 3 weeks for political gains during the Punjab elections and now again he has been given parole again to take advantage of the Lok Sabha by-election in Sangrur.
However, these political things happened, but do you know what is this parole? Where did this word come from, what does it mean and what are the grounds for being released on parole? Let’s try to understand.
Parole means you have my word
The word parole comes from France. It is derived from the French phrase je donne ma parole. If you translate it into English, it will mean- You have my word. If you translate in Hindi, its meaning will come out – I promise. Now the question is, what is this promise for? The answer is- that the prisoner who was out for a few days on the basis of parole will not take wrong advantage of it. What is parole is a privilege for prisoners to return and socialize in family and society. Next we will understand in more detail.
What is Parole?
TV9 Hindi Digital Supreme Court advocate talking to Kumar Sanu Said that the privilege of returning prisoners to society and socializing with family members and friends, is called parole. For this the officers need periodic reporting for a stipulated period. Parole is granted to a prisoner who has completed a part of his sentence and has been well behaved during this period. Parole is granted to such prisoner to enable him to deal with family matters and develop a good life for him or his family members.
Release comes with certain conditions
In parole, a convicted prisoner is released for a certain period with certain conditions. After looking at the conduct, behavior and record of the prisoner in jail, it is decided whether he is eligible for parole or not. He also has to report from time to time. To prove that the prisoner did not run away. Parole is considered a corrective procedure for prisoners. That is, in a way, the prisoner is given a chance to improve.
rules are different
In the US and Britain, the right to seek parole is for a prisoner who has been sentenced to at least 18 months and has completed one-third of the sentence. At the same time, parole is not seen as a prisoner’s right in India. Parole can be canceled even after giving all the reasons and request on the part of the prisoner. Different states have their own rules in India too. Like in Rajasthan the initial parole is given for 20 days. While the second parole is for 30 days and the third parole is for 40 days. After this, that prisoner can also apply for permanent parole.
Parole cannot be given to such criminals
Parole is given in India under the Prisons Act 1894. But it cannot be given to every prisoner. Especially such prisoners, who are accused of many murders. Criminals involved in terrorism-related activities, who are under UAPA, also cannot be released on parole. Apart from normal parole, in case of emergency, the jail superintendent has the right to grant parole for 7 days.
In which case Gurmeet Ram Rahim has been punished?
Gurmeet Ram Rahim, the head of Dera Sacha Sauda Ashram in Sirsa, Haryana, was accused of raping the sadhvis of his ashram. He was found guilty of raping two sadhvis and is serving a 20-year sentence in that case. Ram Rahim was convicted in the rape case in August 2017 by a special CBI court in Panchkula. Apart from this, the court has also sentenced him to life imprisonment for the murder of former Dera manager Ranjit Singh.
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