The Delhi High Court will today take up a petition, which seeks directions from the Court to decongest Delhi Prisons in the wake of the recent surge in Covid-19 cases in the national capital and also prays for mandatory RT-PCR testing for prisoners and inmates of the jails.
The Supreme Court has directed the high-powered committees constituted by the state governments and union territories to consider the early parole of prisoners by adopting the guidelines followed by them last year.
The Delhi High Court on Monday sought response from the Delhi government over a Public Interest Litigation seeking extension of emergency parole of prisoners who are above the age of 65 and prone to Covid-19 infection due to some ailments and medical conditions.
New Delhi (ILNS): The Delhi High Court today ruled that inmates who have been out of jail for the last several months on interim bail or parole in the Corona epidemic will have to go back to jail soon.
A single judge bench of Justice Jyoti Singh was hearing the petition filed by Nitin Verma who claimed that despite the revision in the standard rates of wages of prisoners in June 2019 by the Government, they are getting paid in the scale of 2014.