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COVID-19: Parole extended for 3900 MP jail inmates

COVID-19: Parole extended for 3900 MP jail inmates
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Bhopal, Sep 25 (PTI) Parole granted to 3900-odd

inmates of Madhya Pradesh jails in view of the coronavirus

outbreak has been extended by 60 days and they are now

expected to be back in their cells only by November-end, a

senior official said on Friday.

Parole was granted after the Supreme Court in March

asked states to take steps to decongest jails so as to contain

the spread of COVID-19 in these facilities.

The state has some 43,000 inmates in 125 jails, of

which 3900-odd were given parole and 3000 were granted interim

bail.

Parole was granted to 3900-odd inmates for sixty days

which has now been extended by another 60 days, the fourth

time in all, through a notification issued on Thursday by the

state government, Deputy Deputy Inspector General of Prisons

Sanjay Pandey told PTI.

"They will return to 125 jails across the state in

November-end. Another 3,000-odd prisoners have been released

on interim bail," the DIG informed.

Another prison official said some 1,000 inmates had

tested positive for novel coronavirus in the state, and the

number of active cases stood at 140, while none had died from

the infection so far.

However, a district jail official succumbed to COVID-

19, the official added. PTI LAL MAS

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Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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