Bengaluru: Jail birds reluctant to go even when set free

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Apr 9: Because of the chances of coronavirus infection spreading within the confines of prisons, the Supreme Court had recently passed orders to set certain classes of prisoners facing charges under the provisions of law that attracts jail terms of less than seven years and others subject to fulfilment of certain conditions.

The prisons department has made elaborate arrangements to let out a large number of prisoners on bail and parole but it is gathered that many of the prisoners have refused to go out because of the problem of health and money shortage.

A high level committee formed as per the Supreme Court guidelines for preparing list of prisoners eligible to be freed, has listed out names of inmates of jails for the purpose. But these prisoners, it is learnt, are unhappy at the decision. The committee had decided to release under-trial prisoners on bail and those ordered to undergo life term, on the basis of god conduct, as per the guidelines of the top court. The government had prepared to release 904 prisoners. Out of 904, 646 are under-trial prisoners and 258 are the ones who are undergoing life terms. The 183 who were to be released on parole are unwilling to go out, it is said. Those sentenced were to be released on parole, said director general of police of prisons department, Alok Mohan.



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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Fri, Apr 10 2020

    "Kaliyug " has truly descended !! Anything and everything is happening !! The world has become Ulta Pulta !!! The End is definitely near !!!!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Apr 10 2020

    Who will they Rob if everyone is at Home ...

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  • k b r, Mangaluru

    Fri, Apr 10 2020

    they are afraid of facing the world...under lockdown and under full police / legal surveillance...there is also possibility of retaliation by rival criminals under present circumstance...

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  • moshu, mangaluru

    Fri, Apr 10 2020

    Yeh kaisa samay aaygaya, ke qaidkhana (jail) hi dawa ban gayi ...

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  • Praveen, Mangalorean

    Fri, Apr 10 2020

    Jail birds set them free now is wrong time where can they go when its lock down and seal down outside ??? they are all healthy coz they are not in contact with others...

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  • Juliet Mascarenhas, Bejai mangalore

    Fri, Apr 10 2020

    Right now we are also in jail.Only defference is they are fed.we have to feed ourselves .Social distancing is strictly followed.Once they are released the law of distancing will be broken .probably getting Whipped is better than the street experience. STAY BLESSED. BE HAPPY

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  • Clifford Fernandes, Toronto

    Fri, Apr 10 2020

    During British time, most of the roads to hill stations were built by prisoners. Today, going to jail is like going to sasural (Parents-in-laws' house). With problems outside, naturally prisoners would be liking to stay inside comfortably.

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  • J.F D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 10 2020

    If they are set free they will suffer badly considering the present situation. So anybody would prefer to remain in cell only rather than to be freed. Better Jail authorities release or free the Jail Birds after the lockdown period.

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Bangalore

    Fri, Apr 10 2020

    While filing income tax return, in addition to our family members, I thought MPs and MLAs are our dependents. Now looking at the situation of people not wanting to go out of prison, it occurred to me that these nearly 5 lakh prisoners who are fed by our tax money, are also our dependents.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Fri, Apr 10 2020

    See the power of a virus; a non living entity which gets activated and starts it's tandav after attaching to a host cell!!

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 10 2020

    They enjoy freedom in Jails.

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 10 2020

    May be their family members will not accept them due to current suitivation.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Apr 9 2020

    What days I say !
    You can learn how to be Lock downed in the truest sense by these Jail Birds !!
    Given an option they don't want to go out !
    Instead of Celebrities advising you to stay put at home during this crisis these Jail Birds can be considered better ' Role Models ' by authorities concerned to advertise for the cause !Is it not ?

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