Nearly 3 lakh undertrials in jails in the country: Govt

Nearly three lakh undertrials are languishing in various jails of the country and chief justices of the 24 high courts have been requested to direct the lower judiciary to review all cases where such persons are eligible for bail and can be released.

Fewer undertrials might solve prison overcrowding, says NHRC

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairperson Justice (retd) KG Balakrishnan on Thursday said overcrowding in Indian prisons can be reduced if the number of undertrials is brought down.

J&K Assembly elections on schedule: Sources

Three undertrials lodged in a juvenile remand home in cantonment area here have escaped, police said on Friday.

Bhim Singh welcomes SC verdict on release of undertrials
Bhim Singh welcomes SC verdict on release of undertrials

The Supreme Court order directing release of undertrial prisoners who have spent half of the maximum sentence prescribed for their offences would ensure protection of civil rights and principle of natural justice, says senior advocate Bhim Singh.

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SC orders release of undertrial prisoners languishing in jails
SC orders release of undertrial prisoners languishing in jails

The Supreme Court on Friday ordered release of all undertrial prisoners who have spent half of the maximum sentence prescribed for the offences they are charged with, bringing much needed relief to poor people who are languishing in jails as they are not able to pay sureties and bail bond to get out of jail.

Six undertrials booked for assaulting police personnel in Nashik

Six under-trials at the Nashik Central Jail, who were charged under Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) last year, have been booked for attacking police personnel on duty and attempting to snatch their service revolver at a court here, police said Thursday.

Armed men open fire on police team, flee with undertrials

Five police personnel were injured including two of them seriously, as armed persons allegedly opened fire on a police team escorting two undertrials in the Andhra Pradesh Express and escaped with the prisoners.

Masked men free three undertrials in Rajasthan, jail guard injured

In a daring act, a group of armed persons, wearing masks, entered a sub-jail in Sanchore town in Rajasthan`s Jalore district this evening, opened fire and freed three undertrials, police said.

Two undertrials escape from Gujarat prison

Two undertrials, facing rape charges, escaped from the Godhra sub-jail, police said Monday.

Panel wants bail pleas of 175 undertrials allowed in Chandigarh

The committee set up to review the cases of undertrials in Chhattisgarh has recommended that the state government should not oppose the bail petitions of 175 persons currently in jail.

Yadavs kept in jail for undertrials, HC raps Tihar Authority

Delhi High Court on Friday pulled up the Tihar prisons authority for keeping Vikas and Vishal Yadav, convicts in the Nitish Katara murder case, in a jail meant for undertrials.

Centre asks states to review cases of undertrials

Undertrials lodged in jails for longer duration may soon be released from detention with the Centre directing all states to review such cases.

Undertrials escape from Amritsar central jail

Three under trials have escaped from the high security central prison here by breaking the iron rods of the jail barrack during midnight, police said Tuesday.

4 prisoners freed from police custody by armed men

As soon as the undertrials alighted from the police vehicle outside court, the armed men surrounded them and took them away in a jeep.

Undertrials escape, two constables arrested

Undertrials allegedly drugged two police constables, who were escorting them, and escaped leading to the suspension and arrest of the cops.

HC seeks info from Tihar Jail on undertrials

The Delhi High Court directed the Tihar jail authority to furnish information on the total number of undertrials lodged.

Ten agitating undertrials shifted in Bihar jail

Ten undertrials who
had launched an indefinite fast inside the jail were on Thursday
shifted from a divisional jail here in Bihar`s Nalanda to
Bhagalpur Central Jail in Bhagalpur, sources said.

Two undertrials escape from Tihar jail

Two undertrials escaped from
Tihar Jail this evening while being shifted to prison from
de-addiction centre but one was arrested while a search is on
for the other who is believed to be inside the complex.

CWG: BJP demands judicial probe into claim by Tihar undertrials

The BJP on Thursday demanded a judicial probe into the sensational claim of two undertrials in Tihar jail that they were provided weapons to kill two top Commonwealth Games officials currently lodged in the high security prison.