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Govt grants Republic-Day remission to prisoners

STATE GOVERNMENT has decided to grant remission of sentence on the eve of Republic Day to prisoners. All woman prisoners who have not been convicted for life imprisonment and have served more than five years of actual sentence inclusive of undertrial period on January 26, 2006 shall have their remaining part of the sentence remitted.

india Updated: Jan 24, 2006 14:07 IST

STATE GOVERNMENT has decided to grant remission of sentence on the eve of Republic Day to prisoners. All woman prisoners who have not been convicted for life imprisonment and have served more than five years of actual sentence inclusive of undertrial period on January 26, 2006 shall have their remaining part of the sentence remitted.

Completely blind persons and those afflicted by serious diseases like cancer and TB would also be released. Orders to this effect have already been issued.

Prisoners sentenced to imprisonment for life prior to December 18, 1978, who have undergone 15 years of sentence inclusive of remission and undertrial period, would be released. Prisoners sentenced to imprisonment after December 18, 1978 and have undergone 14 years of sentence inclusive of undertrial period and completed 20 years of sentence including remission on January 26,2006 would also be released.

Similarly, prisoners excluding those sentenced for life imprisonment who have been sentenced for more than 10 years would get a remission of four months; those sentenced to imprisonment for more than 5 years and upto 10 years would get remission of three months and the prisoners sentenced to imprisonment for more than 3 years and upto 5 years would be granted remission of two months.

The prisoners sentenced to imprisonment for more than 2 years and upto 3 years would be granted remission of one month and fifteen days; those sentenced to imprisonment for more that one year and upto 2 years would get remission of one month and the prisoners sentenced to imprisonment for more than 6 months and up to one year would be granted remission of fifteen days.

Besides, the prisoners excluding habitual offenders and who do not come under remission system sentenced to imprisonment for six months or less would be granted remission of seven days.

Convicted prisoners who have not been sentenced to imprisonment for life, if they are completely blind or suffering from serious disease like Cancer, TB, and likely to die if continued to be detained in jail and are eligible for release shall be released after examination and issuance of medical certificate by the District Medical Board.

Convicted prisoners who have not been sentenced to imprisonment for life and have attained the age of 60 years or more and who have served half of their sentence inclusive of undertrial period as on January 26, 2006 would also be released.

Remission in sentence would not be granted to prisoners who have been convicted for the crime, which was investigated by Delhi Special Police Establishment or by any other agency empowered to make investigation of crime, which involved the misappropriation or destruction of or damage to any property belonging to Central Government.

Prisoners who have been categorised as habitual offenders, who have been ordered by a Magistrate to furnish security and are undergoing imprisonment for not furnishing such security or who are undergoing sentence in default of payment of fine and the prisoners who are convicted for offences under Drugs and cosmetics Act, Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, Employees Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, Essential Commodities Act,

Protection of Civil Rights Act, Customs Act, Madhya Pradesh Excise Act, Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities Act, Representation of People Act, Prevention of

Illicit Traffic in Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, National Security Act, Dowry Prohibition Act, Terrorist and Disruptive Activities(Prevention) Act, Prevention of Corruption Act and would not be granted any remission in their sentence

First Published: Jan 24, 2006 14:07 IST