GUWAHATI: The Under Trial Review Committee (UTRC) has suggested the discharge of 34 under trial prisoners (UTP) from jails across Nagaland.
A second quarterly meeting of the UTRC for the period between April to June was held where this decision of releasing the UTP was taken.
The members that were part of the committee comprised of District Legal Services Authorities (DLSA) under the Nagaland State Legal Services Authority (NSLSA) along with the principal/district and session judge as chairman, a chief judicial magistrate as secretary, deputy commissioners, superintendent of police, jail superintendent and lawyers.
According to the reports, DSLAs recommended 14 from Dimapur, 7 from Tuensang and Longleng, 5 from Mon, and 1 from Kiphire.
The jail authorities need to monitor the inmates and make sure their safe transit of the released inmates as advised by the committee. Another recommendation was made wherein the deputy commissioner needs to locate a suitable place to set up a covid care center for the accommodation of asymptomatic UT prisoners.
As per the meeting that was conducted on June 9, the committee cleared that no UTP in Wokha needed any urgent medical attention. Moreover, it was known that not any prisoners were found entitled to bail.
Likewise, from Zunheboto district, none of the UTPs were asked to discharge. Presently, 16 UTPs and 3 convicts reside in the district jail.
Furthermore, the committee recommended building a separate covid care center with suitable security.
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