Hyderabad: More than 200 life convicts will be freed this Republic Day

First Published 22, Oct 2017, 9:52 AM IST
Hyderabad More than 200 life convicts will be freed this Republic Day
Highlights
  • The convicts who will be released will have good conduct and would have served 7 years in jail.
  • The list of the convicts to be released has already been made.
  • The home department is likely to make changes to the recommendations.

More than 200 prisoners convicted for life are likely to walk free this Republic Day. The only criteria for their release is good conduct and completion of at least 7 years in prison. According to Deccan Chronicle, the committee, chaired by inspector-general of prisons Akula Narasimha, has submitted a report to the director-general of prisons Vinoy Kumar Singh.

Singh said over 200 prisoners would be relaxed under remission. He said, "We have already prepared recommendations with the list of identified prisoners. We are sending the list to government and the home department may make modifications."
 

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