New Delhi: The Supreme Court has quashed the Gujarat High Court's order granting two weeks' furlough to Narayan Sai, the son of Asaram, who is serving a life sentence in a rape case. A bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud quashed the platform provided by the high court to Narayan Sai on a petition filed by the Gujarat government.
A single bench of the Gujarat High Court had on June 24 granted furlough to Narayan Sai. Earlier in December 2020, the High Court had granted a furlough to Narayan Sai's mother due to ill health. The Gujarat government also told the Supreme Court that Sai should not be given a 'furlough' as he has been indulging in criminal activities even within the jail.
Sai has asked for a 'furlough' on the ground that he has to look after his father Asaram, who was formerly hit by the coronavirus. In fact, Narayan Sai was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment under sections 376 (rape), 377 (unnatural offences), 323 (assault), 506-2 (criminal intimidation) and 120-B (conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code on April 26, 2019.