1,200 prisoners in Uttar Pradesh may be freed soon
Lucknow, Nov 25 (IANS) About 1,200 prisoners, lodged in various jails of Uttar Pradesh, may soon be able to enjoy freedom from the confinement, officials said Tuesday, adding a proposal to release them is underway.
'We have got nearly 1,200 such appeals pending before the authorities of various district jails in the state and the government has directed us to forward the applications within a month,' Inspector General (Uttar Pradesh Jails) Sulkhan Singh told reporters in Faizabad.
He said applications have been selected on the basis of prisoners' behaviour and health.
Singh, who attended a review meeting of the jails, said: 'I have instructed the jail officials to complete the process at the earliest'.
The list of 1,200 prisoners, among them 200 women, comes under the category of mercy petition, probationers and forgiveness of punishment.
'The governor of the state is the authority to take decision on mercy appeals under Article 160 of the Constitutionm, and in the cases of release on probation, decisions are taken by district officials based on the report submitted by the concerned jail administration,' he explained.
Read More: Faizabad | Changa Rai Uttar | Khunder Uttar | Ladhuwala Uttar | Panje Ke Uttar | Bagge Ke Uttar | Sulkhan | Amaharpatti Uttar | Pipra Uttar Patti | Uttar Kashipur | Uttar Durgapur Bo | Uttar Jharpardah Bo | Uttar Manasri Bo | Uttar Dumurkhola | Uttar Eral Bo | Uttar-tajpur | Uttar Badalpur | Uttar Gobindapur | Uttar Kanpur | Uttar Sautanchak | Board of High School and Intermediate Education Uttar Pradesh
Chinese Premier hopes India-China increase mutual strategic trust
May 20, 2013 at 11:10 AM
ADVANCED BREAST CANCER DETECTING MACHINE IN INDIA(nnis exclusive)
May 20, 2013 at 11:07 AM
CHINESE PREMIER LI KEQIANG TO MEET PM, PREZ AND OPP LEADER
May 20, 2013 at 10:42 AM