A fortnight after the information gathered under the Right to Information Act revealed that 38 convicts, including 35 serving life imprisonment for murder, who were released from the district jail have jumped parole, the inspector general of police here has ordered setting up a special task force to arrest the convicts.
IGP, Rohtak range, Anil Kumar Rao, in a letter to SPs of Rohtak, Jhajjar, Panipat and Sonepat, has said that special teams be constituted at the police station level to locate the parole jumpers and a status report be submitted to him. The police have also announced a cash prize of `5,000 on the arrest of each convict.
It may be noted a Chandigarh-based advocate recently approached the Punjab and Haryana high court, seeking to set up of special task forces for re-arresting the parole jumpers. According to his information, a total of 131 convicts were missing after they were released from seven Haryana jails.