Ahmedabad: The Gujarat high court refused to accept a convict’s request for dismissal his appeal challenging his 7-year conviction and told the court that he would happily serve remainder of his sentence. The division bench appointed a lawyer to represent him.
After much persuasion by the HC bench last month, Darshan Parmar did not agree to continue with his case and asserted that he was fed up with the long pendency saying he did not want a lawyer from the legal aid service. His lawyer had stopped appearing in the case for the last few hearings. However, the judges decided not to heed the convict’s irrational demand for dismissal of his case, which includes other convicts too, and appointed advocate Hardik H Dave to represent Parmar.
Parmar is serving his sentence at Sabarmati Central Jail in connection with a case of rioting and causing hurt to people along with two other convicts. The offence was committed in 2015 and Parmar was sentenced by a court in 2019. He has been behind bars for more than four years and two and a half years remain in the completion of his sentence. TNN