Hyderabad: The State government on Saturday granted remission and released 141 convicts from various prisons in the State in connection with Gandhi Jayanti.
The maximum numbers of convicts were released from the Cherlapally Central Prison followed by Chanchalguda Central Prison and Chanchalguda Women’s Prison. The remission was granted only for convicts with good conduct and priority was accorded to elderly persons as per guidelines.
Necessary steps were also taken to ensure that those involved in serious offences like crime against women and children, organised crimes, murders, dacoities, narcotics, terrorist activities and other notorious crimes were not released.
Twenty other convicts from the erstwhile Medak and Nizamabad districts could not be released because of the Model Code of Conduct due to byelections in Dubbak Assembly constituency and the MLC election.
The decks were cleared for the release at a meeting conducted under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary (Home) Ravi Gupta a few days ago. The file was then forwarded to the State government which accorded permission. The list was prepared after scrutinising the details of every convict along with their conduct ever since they were lodged in the prison, officials said.
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