Hi. I am a law student. I have a query. Is prior criminal history relevant for considering premature release plea.
The Supreme Cour in SHRAFAT ALI V. STATE OF UTTAR PRADESH WP(Crl) 439/2021 observed that applicant's prior criminal history, conduct and behaviour in jail, possible danger to society, etc. are relevant considerations while considering an application for premature release. Such an application has to be considered on the basis of the policy as it stood on the date when the applicant was convicted of the offence, the bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud, Surya Kant and Vikram Nath observed.