Medical parole was meant only for people who were terminally ill, not those suffering from lesser conditions, chairman of the parole review board Judge Siraj Desai said yesterday.
Desai said he was not familiar with the contents of the medical report that the local parole board had weighed up in granting parole to fraudster Schabir Shaik.
Nor did he want to comment on Shaik's case, as it might come before him in his capacity as a member of the board.
Shaik was granted medical parole and released from prison yesterday morning. He had served two years and four months of his 15-year prison term. - Sapa