Out on Bail For Only Rs 7,000, Wadala Lawyer Killer Goes ‘Missing’

The convict in the Pallavi Purkayastha murder was granted bail in February.

Published28 Jun 2016, 04:29 AM IST
India
1 min read

Sajjad Mughal, a security guard who was convicted of murdering Mumbai lawyer, Pallavi Purkayastha in 2012, was granted bail for a 30-day period in February.

His family paid only Rs 7,000 to bail him out of the Nashik Central Jail, reported The Mumbai Mirror.

Mughal has since not returned, and a search for his father and brother, who paid his bail money, has also yielded no results, said the report.

In light of Mughal jumping parole, the Maharashtra government has decided to change parole rules, reported The Indian Express.

We will have a re-look at the procedures that involve granting parole to prisoners. Besides, we will also look into the powers that the authorities concerned have.
Vijay Satbir Singh, Principal Secretary, Home told The Indian Express.

A senior prisons official told The Indian Express that Mughal would probably not have been granted parole if a proposal sent by the prisons department had been accepted by the Maharashtra government two years ago. The proposal sought that the power to grant parole should only be given to a DIG-rank official, the report said.

In the current system, a divisional commissioner grants parole to prisoners. However, many in the department opine that the official is often not well-versed with the background of the prisoner, the report said.

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