Undertrials

Law panel to recommend sweeping changes to make bail easy

As part of sweeping changes to make bail easy, the law panel will recommend tweaking Section 436 A of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).

May 22, 2017, 17:00 PM IST

Can't bring undertrials to Delhi due to Jat stir: Haryana cops

Haryana police has informed a Delhi court that undertrials from the state would not be produced there till the Jat agitation ends, as the cops were busy maintaining law and order.

Mar 31, 2016, 19:09 PM IST
Sunil Mittal to take Rs 5 cr pay cut to provide legal aid for first-time undertrials

Sunil Mittal to take Rs 5 cr pay cut to provide legal aid for first-time undertrials

Bharti Enterprises will launch a legal aid service to provide assistance to first-time undertrials languishing in jails for minor offences and its Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal will contribute Rs 5 crore from his own salary to fund the initiative.

Nov 26, 2015, 17:58 PM IST
Two undertrials escape from Tihar: Congress asks Delhi Govt, Centre to take action

Two undertrials escape from Tihar: Congress asks Delhi Govt, Centre to take action

Expressing shock over reports of two undertrials lodged in Tihar Jail escaping through a tunnel they had dug under the perimeter wall, Congress leader Tom Vadakkan on Monday said the Delhi Government and the Centre must initiate action on this matter.

Jun 29, 2015, 11:44 AM IST

Two undertrials commit suicide in Punjab jail

Two undertrials on Tuesday allegedly committed suicide by hanging themselves inside the modern jail here.

May 19, 2015, 18:19 PM IST

Nearly 21 pc of undertrials from Muslim community: Govt

Nearly 21 per cent of undertrial prisoners in the country are from the Muslim community while 21.30 per cent belong to the Schedule Castes, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Mar 03, 2015, 15:11 PM IST

UP jail authorities to profile inmates to check suicide

With a view to checking increasing number of suicides by inmates inside jails in Uttar Pradesh, jail administration will profile the tendencies of prisoners who had committed the act in past few years and study their family background to prevent such incidents.

Feb 03, 2015, 12:59 PM IST

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.

Nov 28, 2014, 17:05 PM IST

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.

Nov 13, 2014, 13:50 PM IST

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.

Oct 17, 2014, 15:02 PM IST
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.

Sep 07, 2014, 13:33 PM IST

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Sep 05, 2014, 14:45 PM IST
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.

Sep 05, 2014, 12:21 PM IST

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.

May 08, 2014, 13:34 PM IST

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.

Dec 06, 2013, 17:32 PM IST

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.

Oct 20, 2013, 23:05 PM IST

Two undertrials escape from Gujarat prison

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

May 20, 2013, 14:55 PM IST

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.

May 07, 2013, 17:49 PM IST

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.

Feb 15, 2013, 20:28 PM IST

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.

Feb 10, 2013, 12:27 PM IST