2017(3) Law Herald (P&H) 2321 (DB) : 2017 LawHerald.Org 1349
IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA
[DIVISON BENCH]
Before
Hon’ble Mr. Justice S.S. Saron
Hon’ble Mr. Justice Avneesh Jhingan
CrWPNo. 838 of 2017
Anish
v.
State of Haryana & Ors. Decided on 26/07/2017
For the Petitioner:             Mr. K.S. Khehar, Advocate
For the Respondent:       Mr. Siddharth Sanwana, DAG
ParoleExtension ofParole of accused can be extended on medical grounds.
Haryana Good Conduct Prisoners (Temporary Release) Act, 1988, S.3–Parole— Extension of–Parole of accused can be extended on medical grounds.
JUDGMENT
Mr. S.S.Saron, J.:- Learned State Counsel has filed short reply by way of an affidavit of Sh. Anil Kumar, Superintendent, District Jail, Faridabad on behalf of respondents No.1 and 2. The same is taken on record.
  1. Heard learned counsel for the parties.
  2. The criminal writ petition has been filed by the petitionerAnish seeking extension of his parole
    that has been granted beyond its expiry on 24.07.2017, for a period of at least six weeks for
    getting his medical treatment.
  3. The petitioner has been convicted by the learned Additional Sessions Judge, Faridabad, vide
    judgment dated 1.8,2015, for the offences under Sections 304-B, 34, 498-A and 406 Indian
    Penal Code (‘IPC’ – for short). He has been sentenced vide order dated 25.08.2015 to undergo rigorous imprisonment for ten years; besides, pay a fine of Rs.20000/- and in default in payment of fine undergo rigorous imprisonment for seven months. At present, the petitioner is undergoing his imprisonment. He has filed a criminal appeal i.e. CRANo.S-4176-SB of 2015 in this Court, which is pending.
  1. The petitioner was granted agriculture parole for six weeks which has since expired
    on 24.7.2017. The petitioner after he was released from jail came under stress and
    suffered a serious attack of epilepsy on 16.07,2017. He was advised admission and
    also advised to avoid physical and mental stress which triggered the seizures. The
    doctor of the Neurology Department of Doctor Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi
    mentioned the case of the petitioner to be one of uncontrolled seizures; besides, he
    was advised to avoid stress and ensure six to eight hours sleep. The petitioner was
    earlier admitted in Hospital on 10.1.2017 for one week and then again admitted for 15
    days from 28.04.2017 to 12.05.2017. He was kept under observation in view of the
    seizures that he was getting. Various tests were also got done. It is submitted that the
    petitioner in view of attacks is to be regularly on anti-epileptic medication which has
    been advised.
  2. Notice of motion was issued in the case on 21.07.2017 for today and in the meantime the
    parole granted to the petitioner was extended till today.
  3. In terms of the reply that has been filed, it is submitted that the medical condition regarding the
    health of the petitioner was sought from the Senior Resident, Department of Neurology, Doctor
    Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi. Dr. Pawan Kumar, Senior Resident, DM (Neurology)
    has given the following report:-
“PatientAnish has been admitted on 24.07.2017 forevaluation of recurrent generalized seizures. His condition is serious in nature and needs urgent management.
  1. Keeping in view the medical condition and report given by the Senior Resident, DM
    (Neurology), it would be just and expedient to extend the period of parole of the petitioner for
    a period of six weeks from 24.07.2017.
  2. The writ petition is, accordingly, allowed and the period of parole in respect of the petitioner
    shall stand extended for a period of six weeks from 24.07.2017. The petitioner shall surrender
    in jail on the expiry of six weeks from 24.07.2017. The bail bonds and surety which have been
    furnished by him shall continue to be operative till he surrenders.