The Madras High Court granted parole to a man to attend his son's engagement ceremony rejecting the State's objection attending engagement ceremony was not one of the enlisted grounds to give parole.
Justice N Seshasayee ordered so while deciding the petition moved by a man seeking parole for his father who was undergoing one year imprisonment for an offence punishable under Section 7 and 13(2) r/w 13 (1) (d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
The government, however, opposed his plea while contending that as per the Prison Manual Rule 6, Parole could be granted only on limited grounds and attending son's engagement was not one of those grounds.
At this, the court said, "Life of law is not logic to experience and life itself is having full of emotions and sentiments. This Court seeks no reason why the father should attend an engagement ceremony of his son and this is an opportunity for him to visit the family in his life."Sometime one needs to expand certain expressions in law to give the meaning to life of citizens. Hence, rather than administrating law in terms of letter, this Court is inclined to give Parole to the petitioner's father," it said while directing the Superintendent Central Prisons to grant him parole.