KAPURTHALA – Former Punjab minister and Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Bibi Jagir Kaur was released on parole for four weeks from a Kapurthala jail on Wednesday after spending four months there following her conviction in her daughter Harpreet Kaur’s killing.
She was released on the orders of DGP (prisons) Shashi Kant.
Jail superintendent S P Khanna said that this has been done according to the provisions of jail manual. “Convicts are released on parole after four months in jail depending on their conduct inside the jail. It is a routine and nothing exceptional happened in this case,” he said.
Bibi was sentenced to five-year rigorous imprisonment in the last week of March by a CBI court in Patiala. She has been in news since she landed in prison due to VIP treatment extended to her.
The latest was honouring of Punjab police IG (prison) by Kaur during a religious function in the jail.
“Every prisoner has the right to go on parole after spending four months irrespective of their conviction under any crime,” said Khanna.
Bibi received a warm welcome from her supporters as she reached her Dera in Begowal village. Hundreds of men and women, including sarpanches and other local leaders, thronged her residence as news about her release spread in her constituency of Bholath.