Special Remission for Prisoner

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  • On the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, the cabinet decided to release the prisoners on special remission.
  • Women and transgender convicts above 55 and male convicts over 60 who have completed half of their prison sentences will be released under an amnesty scheme.
  • Physically challenged convicts with 70% disability and more who have completed half of their jail term terminally ill convicts and prisoners who have completed two-third of their actual sentence will also be released.
  • However prison convicted under dowry death, rape, human trafficking, POTA, UAPA, TADA, money laundering and FEMA will not be covered. Also special remission will not be given to prisoners sente3nced to death or whose sentence has been commuted to life imprisonment.
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