Premature release of convict has to be considered as per policy of state where crime committed: SC | India News

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NEW DELHI: Remission or premature release of a convict has to be considered in terms of the policy applicable in the State where the crime was committed and not where the trial was transferred to and concluded, the Supreme Court has said.
A bench of Justices Ajay Rastogi and Vikram Nath said under Section 432(7) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) 1973, there cannot be a concurrent jurisdiction of two state governments on the issue of remission.
The top court was hearing a plea by a convict seeking direction to the State of Gujarat to consider his application for premature release under the policy dated July 9, 1992 which was existing at the time of his conviction.
Though the crime was committed in Gujarat, the apex court in 2004 had transferred the case to Mumbai in the peculiar facts and circumstances of the case.
The top court said in the instant case, once the crime was…

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