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Number of undertrials to be reduced: Moily

The number of undertrials in jails across the country will be reduced by two-thirds within six months, Law and Justice Minister M Veerappa Moily said on Monday.

delhi Updated: Jan 25, 2010 17:26 IST

The number of undertrials in jails across the country will be reduced by two-thirds within six months, Law and Justice Minister M Veerappa Moily said on Monday.

"Of the undertrials, roughly about 200,000 have been in jail for several years essentially because of delays in the justice delivery system," Moily told reporters at a press conference.

He was speaking on the bid to ease congestion in jails as part of the judicial reforms process.