The Delhi High Court has granted a month’s parole to an HIV convict to appeal in the Supreme Court against his sentence in amurder case.
Justice Hima Kohli after going through the medical reports of Sanjay Sonkar, who has been in jail for nine years, agreed to grant him parole.
The report said that Sonkar was suffering from HIV, among other ailments, and was undergoing regular treatment at two hospitals.
“The petitioner seeks parole to enable him to file a petition against the judgment dated March 3, 2012 by the high court, dismissing his appeal and upholding his conviction, it is deemed appropriate to release the petitioner (Sonkar) for a period of one month,” the court said in a recent order.
The court asked Sonkar to furnish a personal bond of Rs.25,000 and a surety of the same amount.
Justice Kohli asked him to furnish a telephone number to the jail Superintendent on which he could be contacted.