In a massive drive launched against gangsters in Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi Adityanath government has taken stringent action against criminals or prisoners. Under this decision, no parole and bail will be given to prisoners.
Earlier, prisoners and undertrials used to be released on emergency parole and bail, but after this decision, prisoners will not be released on bail. The Special Investigation Team (SIT), which is investigating Vikas Dubey’s case, appealed to the Yogi government not to give parole to convicted prisoners.
Following which, the Yogi government issued an order to all districts of the state, saying that no parole will be given to convicted prisoners. The SIT said in its recommendation that convicted prisoners are not worthy enough to live in society.
Vikas Dubey, the main accused in the killing of eight policemen in Kanpur, was shot dead in an encounter. The notorious gangster was caught in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain after a week-long chase. The encounter broke out after the gangster tried to flee while the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) was taking him by road from Ujjain to Kanpur.
It was learnt that gangster Vikas Dubey was out on bail despite 63 cases pending against him. Two FIRs were also registered against Deep Prakash, brother of slain gangster Vikas Dubey. But he was also out on bail.
Parole is conditional freedom for a prison inmate. The prisoner gets out from behind bars, but has to live up to a series of responsibilities. A parolee who doesn’t follow the rules risks going back into custody.