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R-day: Delhi govt announces remission for prisoners

NEW DELHI: Remission to prisoners lodged in various jails here has been increased by one month. The relief every year is provided in view of Republic Day. With this move, the Delhi government has increased remission of imprisonment from 60 days to 90 days. A government official said that prisoners undergoing sentences of 10 years and above will now get remission of three months, which was earlier 60 days.
"The government has also decided to increase remission of imprisonment for those prisoners serving sentence of five to 10 years by two months against the earlier 45 days," the official said requesting anonymity.
Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain had directed the superintendent prisoners (headquarters) of Central Jail to make a proposal seeking to give maximum permissible remission on the eve of Republic Day this year. The move will also help the government de-congest jails in the national capital.
Any state government derives "unfettered power" regarding remission of imprisonment of any prisoner through Section 432 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPc).
The government has also introduced a new category of remissions for those prisoners serving sentence of three to six months.
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