Dutt’s parole based on report from police, jail officials, says Deshmukh
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While there were protests outside Yerawada Jail on Saturday against the Divisional Commissioner Prabhakar Deshmukh's move to grant parole to actor Sanjay Dutt, the commissioner defended his action and said that the order was issued based on the report given by the police and the jail authorities.
"The order stands and those who want to contend it should approach the government and if they are not happy they can approach the High Court. The order was given after the documents and the report given by the police and the jail authorities,''said Deshmukh.
He said that the first application for parole was received on July 26 and the police report came on September 4. "We sent it back stating that they should take a proper stand and this we did on September 16. Later they send us a fresh report on November 26 and it was cleared on December 6," said Deshmukh.
"It normally takes these number of days and there is no pendency with us,''he stated. Infact, according to the Divisional Commissioner's office, there are 23 parole applications with the police report which is likely to be cleared in coming week. "There are 12 applications from Yerawada Jail and 11 from Kolhapur Jail which comes under the division,'' said the officials at the commissionerate.
For Pune, the general administration department which looks into the applications mentioned that once the report is received the case is forwarded to the commissioner and the process is cleared within a day or two.
"We have no pendency and the applications are put up once the police report is received,''said the officials.
According to the commissionerate, regarding Dutt's case once the police report was forwarded and it was cleared after the documents were assessed, the conditions of personal and surety bond of Rs 5,000 each and also report to the Khargar police station twice a week was laid for the actor.