RAJENDRA SINGH PRISONER Vs. STATE OF GOA, THROUGH IG PRISON
HIGH COURT OF BOMBAY
Rajendra Singh Prisoner
State Of Goa, Through Ig Prison
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Nutan D. Sardessai, J. -
(1.) Rule. Rule made returnable forthwith. The learned Public Prosecutor waives service on behalf of the respondents. Heard finally by consent of the parties.
(2.) By this petition, the petitioner is challenging the order dated 20/03/2017 passed by the Inspector General of Prisons, Panaji, Goa pursuant to which he had ordered the execution of a Personal Bond in Form II for Rs. 25,000/- and produce one surety in the like amount giving cash or otherwise, while entertaining the furlough application of the petitioner. It was the case of the petitioner that he had availed parole on seven occasions and furlough on five occasions during the period of 13 years and 3 months. His conduct was good and his behaviour was exemplary. There was no basis for the respondent no.1 to fix a high surety and therefore the impugned order dated 20/03/2017 which was arbitrary and displaying nonapplication of mind was liable to be quashed and set aside and a reasonable amount of Rs. 10,000/- had to be fixed as the surety amount.
(3.) Shri T. George John, learned Advocate for the petitioner reiterated his contention as per the case carved out in the application while Shri S. R. Rivonkar, learned Public Prosecutor for the respondents vehemently resisted his request for reduction in the bond amount and otherwise being reasonable.;
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