Tripura and Mizoram governments have initiated the process to release around 900 prisoners on interim bail or PR Bond to prevent the novel coronavirus pandemic inside the jails, officials said
In Agartala, Tripura’s Inspector General of Prison Jaideep Nayek also recommended to release 557 prisoners on interim bail.
These 557 prisoners are sentenced to three to seven years of imprisonment by various courts for their different natures of crime. “The issue of the 557 prisoners’ release on interim bail was examined by a high powered committee headed by Tripura High Court judge Subhashish Talapatra. The interim bail period would be at least 60 days,” an official of Tripura’s Legal Service Authority said.