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.

SC asks Centre to convene meet on undertrial prisoners languishing in jails

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre to convene a meeting of Home

Escaped undertrial prisoners arrested in Assam

A team of capital police under crime branch in-charge SI Krishnendu Deb nabbed one of the escaped under-trial prisoners from Banderdewa area.

‘Hear prisoners before passing any order on them’

A sessions court has cautioned magisterial courts to ensure that undertrial prisoners are heard before judicial orders involving them are passed.

Under trial prisoners on hunger-strike

Undertrial prisoners at the Alipore
Central Correctional Home went on a hunger-strike
claiming that they have been languishing behind bars for years
due to delay in redressal of their cases.