COVID-19: SC directs all states to set up committees to determine class of prisoners who could be released on parole

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New Delhi: Supreme Court on overcrowding in jails. SC directs all states and UTs to set up high-level committees to determine class of prisoners who could be released on parole.

SC direct each state govt to constitute a high power committee comprising of Law Secretary and Chairman of State Legal Service Authority to determine which class of convicts or undertrials can be released on parole or interim bail. Prisoners convicted of or charged with offences having jail term up to 7 years can be given parole, SC says to decongest jails.

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