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Mentally challenged undertrials to be released

india Updated: Oct 25, 2007 03:00 IST
Satya Prakash

The Supreme Court has ordered the release of several mentally challenged undertrials languishing in jails and hospitals for years. It has also directed the closure of the cases.

The bench perused a list of 377 cases, some without trial for over 30 years, and accepted the suggestions of senior advocates Vijay Hansaria and P.K. Goswami who are assisting the court.

Cases against those “mentally unfit offenders” who have been in custody longer than the maximum punishment prescribed for the offence allegedly committed by them shall be closed.

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With inputs from PTI