You are working as Superintendent of jail. A politician convicted of rape and murder who has already served 2 years in jail is under severe depression. His wife is on death bed due to cancer. He requests you to allow him to see his wife at his home one last time before she dies. He was a high profile politician and has lots of enemies in the opposition party. Your wife, who is a social worker, after coming to know about convict’s request, requests you to allow him to see his wife once subverting court procedures.
- This would create a dangerous precedent where other criminals would also cite pressing reasons for such dispensation.
- This would also be against the principles of equality.
- Since this would be a gross violation of duty, strict disciplinary actions even extending upto termination of service might take place.
- Even without any enquiry, this would leave the SP vulnerable to blackmail by other prisoners and hence would lose moral authority.
- In a worst case scenario, the convict could escape while illegally out of jail. This would be a gross miscarriage of justice and could even lead to criminal charges against the SP.