Special hearings in Beur jail

Patna: Special courts today heard around 40 cases inside high security Beur jail on Republic day in a novel move to set free prisoners involved in petty crime.

Judges from civil court including District Judge Patna Hemant Kumar Srivastava, Chief Judicial Magistrate S P Singh and other judicial magistrate went to Beur jail this morning and held hearings the whole day.

The judges heard around 40 cases and pronounced there judgement on the spot, Beur Jail Jailer D D Mitra said.