SC summons detailed report on status of under-trials in prisons of three states

Expressing concern over rising number of under-trials in various jails of Madhya Pradesh

Expressing concern over rising number of under-trials in various jails of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and  Uttar Pradesh, the apex court lashed out at the states for allowing the situation to deteriorate. He said that umpteen number of under-trials are lodged in jails even when they can be released. The Supreme Court has directed these states to present detailed report on jails within next ten days.

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