Tihar Jail

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3468 Tihar Jail Inmates Released During COVID Last Year Go Missing

About 3,468 out of 6,740 Tihar jail inmates, who were released on COVID parole last year, have gone missing. Prisoners suffering from various ailments were released for eight weeks and were expected to return by the end of March. Reportedly, only 2,200 of the 5,556 undertrial inmates released on the parole have returned. Meanwhile, the Delhi Police have been actively tracking the missing prisoners. 

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 10:21 AM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Tihar Jail, Delhi Police, Prisoners, interim bail

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Representational photo: Prisoner.

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Rajasthan To Set Around 1,200 Prisoners Free On Rajasthan Diwas

The Rajasthan government will be releasing 1,200 prisoners across the state as a part of 'Rajasthan Diwas' celebrations on March 30. Reportedly, male and female prisoners aged above 70 and 65 respectively, along with those who have served 1/3rd of their sentence, will be released. Prisoners suffering with serious illnesses besides blind ones will also be set free. However, convicts of heinous crimes like rape and acid attack would not get … read-more

Tue, 30 Mar 2021 - 10:43 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: ASHOK GEHLOT, Rajasthan Diwas, Prisoners, Anti-India, rape

Courtesy: Times Now

Supreme Court of India

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SC Refuses Bail Extension To Convicts Released Over COVID-19 Outbreak

The Supreme Court on March 1 refused to extend bail to 2,674 prisoners from Delhi who were released to decongest jails, following the COVID-19 outbreak. The apex court has ceded the convicts, 15 days to surrender before the jail authorities. While prisoners contested that cells are still overpopulated, with 17,000 inmates against sanctioned 10,000, the bench maintained that it would deal with overcrowding later. However, the Court asked to… read-more

Tue, 02 Mar 2021 - 10:31 AM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Supreme Court, Apex Court, Prisoners, Covid- 19

Courtesy: Times of India

Attari Border

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First Time Since COVID Outbreak, India Repatriates 24 Pakistani Prisoners

Marking the first repatriation of Pakistani prisoners after the COVID-19 outbreak, India on November 24 sent over 20 prisoners back home in Pakistan. Through the Attari border, 24 prisoners, including three civilians and 21 fishermen, who had completed their jail-term were repatriated. Earlier, eight Pakistani prisoners were released on March 14 by the Indian government. Due to fishing in stormy weathers, Pakistani fishermen are often… read-more

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 - 09:13 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Pakistan, Prisoners, India, Attari Border

Representational image of Delhi High Court

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Jail Authorities Raise Concerns Of COVID-19 Outbreak As Prisoners Return

The Delhi High Court's order cancelling extension of interim bails and stays has made jail authorities concerned over COVID-19 outbreak in prisons. The court has asked the undertrials to surrender between November 2-13 in phased-manner. The authorities believe, after return of 2,200 inmates, overstressed jails will be more prone to COVID-19. Earlier, a petition had alleged people accused in 'Delhi-riots cases' were misusing the court's orders… read-more

Mon, 26 Oct 2020 - 01:22 AM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Delhi High Court, Covid-19, Prisoners, Delhi Riots, Jail inmates, Supreme Court

Courtesy: The Print

Boris Becker

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Boris Becker Accused of Hiding Monetary Assets Worth 1.2 million pounds

German tennis legend Boris Becker has been accused of hiding monetary assets worth 1.2 million pounds, and an apartment in Chelsea. However, he will be imprisoned for seven years if proven guilty. Reportedly, there are 19 charges against Becher currently including 'tax evasion' and 'obstruction of justice'. Denying all the allegations, Becker said, "I believe in justice. My legal team will prove my innocence in due course."… read-more

Sun, 27 Sep 2020 - 10:55 AM / by Shivam Chandrashekhar Kulkarni

Tags: Boris Becker, TENNIS, Prisoners, Asset

Maharashtra prisons

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Maharashtra: Prison Department Informs 2,061 Inmates Test COVID Positive

According to the data released by Maharashtra State Prison Department on September 23, around 2,061 inmates and 421 jail staff have been diagnosed COVID-19 positive. While six inmates and five staff passed away due to the virus, over 1,767 inmates and 372 staff have recouped. Pune's Yerawada Central Prison was identified as the highest contributor with 261 inmates and 43 staff testing COVID-19 positive.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 - 08:04 AM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: Maharashtra , Prisoners, Pune, Coronavirus

Courtesy: ANI News

Prison Representational Image

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Uganda: 219 Prisoners Escape With Weapons; Two Killed in Search Operation

About 219 prisoners escaped from a prison in Uganda, late on September 16, along with 15 AK-47 rifles and other weapons. A military spokeswoman stated that the two prisoners were killed in a re-capturing operation and search for others is underway. "It is a mass escape, it included murderers robbers and rapists", she said. This is the third prison escape in the country since the outbreak of COVID-19 in March.

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 - 01:06 PM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: Uganda, Prisoners, Weapons, AK-47

Courtesy: Reuters