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Relatives to get Rs 50,000 on prisoner?s death

CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday announced that in case of sudden death of a prisoner his family would get Rs 50,000. Daughters of women prisoners will be covered under the ?Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah Yojna?

india Updated: Oct 09, 2006 01:17 IST

CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday announced that in case of  sudden death of a prisoner his family would get Rs 50,000. Daughters of women prisoners will be covered under the ‘Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah Yojna’

On the occasion of Prisoners’ Benefit Day on the Bhopal Jail premises, Chouhan inaugurated sports competitions and a painting exhibition on the jail premises. He watched cultural programmes and ‘Malkhamb’ performed by prisoners.
Lauding the talent of prisoners, the Chief Minister said every person had creativity deep inside but circumstances forced people to become criminals.

Chouhan announced reduction of six months from the term of lifers and two months from the term of other prisoners. He said that efforts would be made to convert jails into reform homes.

He announced that the Jabalpur jail will be named after Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.  The Chief Minister said efforts were being made to fill vacancies for the post of jail guards.

Chouhan released a book written in Bundeli by a prisoner Deshraj on the occasion. Presiding over the function Jail Minister Antar Singh spoke about the steps being taken to streamline functioning of jails in the State. He also participated in the Bhagoria dance presented by Indore circle prisoners.

Yoga was demonstrated by the Bhopal circle and Gedi and Baredi dances were presented by Jabalpur circle. Director General, Jails, RK Diwakar said the day was being organised from last year.

MP Human Rights Commission member Narayan Singh Azad, Madhya Pradesh Social Welfare Board chairperson Usha Bharat Chaturvedi, Jail and Transport Principal Secretary Malay Kumar Rai and Jail Superintendent Gopal Tamrakar were present on the occasion.