The Madras High Court recently granted 10 days’ parole to a murder case accused to the naming ceremony of his baby.
A bench of Justice S Vimala and Justice S Ramathilagam observed that it is a natural expectation of any wife that her husband should come and see the child.
The bench was considering a plea of father of the accused to release him 0n parole to attend the puniyasthanam ceremony and naming ceremony of his baby.
The state raised objection with regard to maintainability of the writ petition in the absence of sending a representation to the jail authorities. But the court observed that the wife of the accused had earlier sought for the release of her husband on the ground that his presence is needed at the time of delivery, the authorities have not even chosen to send a reply.
It can be presumed that the present petition is a continuation of the earlier representation, the bench said.
Releasing the accused on parole, the bench said: “When the detenue's wife has delivered a child, it is a natural expectation of any wife that her husband should come and see the child and if permission is refused, at the crucial time, it would result in denial of pleasure and discipline cannot be enforced in the jail. Therefore, considering the human rights of the detenue, his wife as well as in the interest of the child, we hereby grant parole to the detenue, Babu, for a period of ten days, starting from 21.06.2018, 10.00 am to 30.06.2018, 05.00 pm.”