The Rajasthan High Court has granted a week’s parole to one Fazlur Rehman Sufi, who was convicted under the TADA Act, 1987; Explosives Act 1884; Arms Act, 1908; Indian Railways Act; and Prevention of Damages to Public Property Act for his involvement in the serial train blasts in 1993.
Fazlur was sentenced to life imprisonment along with 14 others in the case by the trial court in Ajmer. This conviction was upheld by the Supreme Court after all the 15 accused filed an appeal against the order of conviction.
Fazlur, who has undergone 23 years, 3 months and 14 days in prison, filed a writ petition seeking parole to attend his son’s wedding, which is on December 26.
The division bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Dinesh Chandra Somani noted that in the reply filed by the prosecution, it is mentioned that the petitioner convict’s conduct in jail has been satisfactory. The court also noted how there is no apprehension of the petitioner absconding as no such opinion of either the Social Welfare Department or the police, has been mentioned in the reply.
Thus, the court directed the petitioner to be released on parole for seven days commencing from December 23 on the condition of furnishing a bail bond of Rs. 1 lakh.