Rich misusing parole for prisoners: PC

NEW DELHI, May 9: Home Minister P Chidambaram today did not deny that rich and influential convicts were abusing the parole system, saying that he was considering issuing an advisory to State Governments to curb its misuse.

Replying to a supplementary during Question Hour in the Rajya Sabha about several reported instances of parole misuse even in sensational cases as reported by the media, the Minister said that he agreed that parole provisions were being abused by the rich and powerful.

Without specifying the cases, the Minister told Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad, BJP, that in these cases the courts had pulled up the State Government concerned for allowing this practice.(UNI)V

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