Punjab CM recommends one year remission for inmates serving life sentence on I-day

August 13, 2017 05:34 PM

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: As a goodwill gesture on the occasion of the 70th Independence Day anniversary, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today recommended the remission of one year in the sentence of inmates undergoing life imprisonment in different jails across the state.

The Chief Minister has sent his recommendation to Punjab Governor V.P. Singh Badnore.

Disclosing this, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that the power of granting remission of sentence was vested in the Governor under the provisions of Article 161 of the Constitution of India.

It may be recalled that the Additional Director General of Police (Jails) has sent a comprehensive proposal in this regard to the Home Department for seeking approval of Chief Minister to recommend remission of sentence as a special case on the basis of good conduct of the prisoners on the occasion of Independence Day.

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