Chennai: The Madras high court has directed the state government to pass appropriate orders on the recommendation of the Superintendent of Central Prison, Coimbatore (on a plea to grant ordinary leave for 30 days to S.A.Basha, leader of banned Al Umma organization and a life convict in Coimbatore serial bomb blast cases) within 10 days.
A division bench comprising Justices M.Sathyanaryanan and M.Nirmal Kumar gave the directive on a petition filed by B.Mubeena, daughter of S.A.Basha, which sought a direction to the prison authorities to grant 30 days leave to her father Basha.
The bench said R.Sankarasubbu, counsel for the petitioner submitted that detenu’s another daughter, aged 30 years was suffering due to Cystic neoplasm of body and tail of pancreas and pre diabetic state and Distal pancreatectomy, splenectomy, sleeve resection of main portal vein and repair was done on August 28, 2018 at Sri Ramakrishna hospital, Sidhapudur, Coimbatore and that apart the wife of the detenu Rashidha Begum was also suffering due to chest pain, giddiness etc and therefore this court may sympathetically consider the plea made on behalf of the detenue for grant of 30 days leave to attend his ailing daughter and wife, he added.
Additional public prosecutor Iyyapparaj submitted that so far the detenue a life convict came out of prison either by way of leave or parole for 162 times till the year 2008 and for the very same relief a representation dated December 17, 2018 was made and the Superintendent of Central Prison, Coimbatore also made a positive recommendation. The government was expected to pass appropriate orders very soon and he prayed for short accommodation. “In the light of the submissions made and the facts and circumstances, this court directs the government to pass appropriate orders on the recommendation of Superintendent of Central Prison, Coimbatore as expeditiously as possible, not less than 10 days and communicate the same to the petitioner”, the bench added and posted to June 7, further hearing of case....