New Delhi: Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Prevention Act (TADA) convict Gurdeep Singh Khera (55) has been granted parole after 25 years. The parole has been granted for 28 days by the Amritsar Central Jail.
Previously, Khera was released from the jail for one day to attend a family wedding but he was not allowed to go home.
Earlier Kehra had applied for parole numerous times but the police did not give a clean chit to him. They mentioned in their reports that if Khera was out on parole he would create unrest and disrupt the law and order situation.
The family of Khera have alleged that different laws have been used for different people. They have claimed that many others like Sanjay Dutt who had been booked under TADA were granted parole several times, but Gurdeep Singh Khera had been treated as an exception.
Khera was booked in October 1990 for the Delhi blasts as well as the Karnataka blasts under TADA. He was then given life imprisonment.
After 20 years, in March 2010, the courts cleared him of any involvement in the Delhi bomb case. However, the Karnataka case is still pending the Congress has alleged this act as vote polarisation politics for the upcoming Punjab elections.