Sat. Mar 2nd, 2024


Days after the Supreme Court struck down the untimely launch of 11 gang-rape and homicide convicts in Bilkis Bano case, three of them have moved purposes earlier than the apex courtroom looking for extension of time to give up earlier than the involved jail authorities.

On Thursday, a bench presided over by Justice B.V. Nagarathna agreed to urgently record these purposes on January 19 for listening to.

Justice Nagarathna ordered the registry to acquire instructions from Chief Justice of India to represent a particular bench comprising herself and Justice Ujjal Bhuyan — which had earlier put aside the “stereotyped and cyclostyled” remission orders handed by the Gujarat authorities and gave a two-week deadline to convicts to give up earlier than jail authorities by January 21.

In his utility, one of many convicts pleaded that his 88-year-old bedridden father is totally dependent upon him and his 75-year-old mom can also be unwell. Further, he’s but to endure one other operation for the remedy ‘Hemorrhoids’.

“That in light of the predicaments being faced by the Respondent (convict) and his family and in the interest of justice, an extension of four weeks be granted to the Respondent to surrender before the concerned Jail Authorities, ” the applying mentioned.

Another convict — Mitesh Chimanlal Bhatt — mentioned that he’s about 62 years previous senior citizen and has undergone eye surgical procedure for cataract.

“As the winter crops produced by the applicant are ready for harvesting and other processes, the applicant needs 5 to 6 weeks for such harvesting and other processes, ” Bhatt pleaded in his utility.

Likewise, one other utility seeks to increase the time interval for give up by 4 weeks saying that the younger son of the applicant is of marriageable age and he bears the duty to take care of this affair.

In its January 8 order, rejecting plea for defense of liberty of convicts, the Supreme Court had mentioned that if remissions orders are put aside, “then the natural consequences must follow”.

“If in the end rule of legislation is to prevail and the impugned orders of remission are put aside by us, then the pure penalties should comply with, ” it mentioned, ordering convicts to report again to the jail authorities involved inside two weeks.

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