Republic Day 2018: Delhi government raises remission of prisoners in jails by one month

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New Delhi | Published: January 23, 2018 8:34:32 PM

In a relief to prisoners, the Delhi government has increased remission of imprisonment by up to one month.

relief for prisoners, delhi government decision to give relief to prisoner, delhi government gift to prisoners on republic day, republic day celebrationThe government remission to prisoners lodged in various jails, including Tihar prisons, is granted on the occasion of Republic Day every year. (Source: IE)

In a relief to prisoners, the Delhi government has increased remission of imprisonment by up to one month. A government official said that prisoners undergoing sentence of 10 years and above will now get remission of three months, which was earlier 60 days. The government remission to prisoners lodged in various jails, including Tihar prisons, is granted on the occasion of Republic Day every year. “The government has also decided to increase remission of imprisonment for those prisoners serving sentence of five years to 10 years by two months against the earlier 45 days,” the official said requesting anonymity. Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain had directed the superintendent prisoners (headquarters) of Central Jail to make a proposal seeking to give maximum permissible remission on the eve of Republic Day this year. The move will also help government de-congest jails in the national capital.

Any state government derives “unfettered power” regarding remission of imprisonment of any prisoner through section 432 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC). The government has also introduced new category of remission for those prisoners serving sentence of three months to six months.

“The proposal has been given approval. A prisoner serving sentence of six months to one year will be given remission of 20 days. A 15-day remission will be given to those prisoners undergoing sentence of three months to six months,” the official said.

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