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Man spends 33 yrs in jail without trial

Devi Prasad, who was released today, had been charged with killing his wife. Whom do you blame for the ordeal?

india Updated: Apr 05, 2006 08:51 IST

A district court on Tuesday ordered release of one Devi Prasad, who had been languishing in jail for the last 33 years without trial, after acquitting him of all charges.

Devi Prasad had been charged with killing his wife and was sent to jail in 1973.

His case went without hearing for a long time as the police failed to submit the case diary on time.

Prasad's advocate Jagadish Singh Chauhan said in Fatehpur on Tuesday that his client had to spend about 33 years in jail only because of faulty and lax police investigation.

The family members of Prasad though happy at his release lamented that he had to spend so many years in jail without any fault of his.