Frequent paroles to TP murder convict: HC reprimands government
Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Thursday slammed the state government for granting frequent paroles to PK Kunjananthan who was convicted of the murder of rebel Left leader TP Chandrashekharan. Court also observed that if he is unwell, rather than sanctioning paroles, he should be given treatment.
HC was considering the petition filed by TP Chandrasekharan’s widow KK Rama against the frequent paroles granted to the convicted person. Rama alleged in the petition that Kunjananthan, accused number 13 in the case, while in parole is actively attending party functions.
Following this, HC censured the government and said that it is not right to grant frequent paroles to convicts. Court has also issued a notice to Kunjananthan in this regard.
In the petition, it was also demanded that the sanctioning of the paroles should be considered unlawful and the parole days shouldn’t be considered as imprisonment.
Kunjananthan was convicted on January 22, 2014 in the case and has been lodged at the Central prison in Kannur ever since.