New Delhi: On the occasion of Independence day, the Rajasthan govt under the leadership of Ashok Gehlot has decided to release 51 prisoners serving sentences in various jails in the state. The decision was announced by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday. Those who will be released on the day are given a special pardon for good conduct, according to the official information.
Among the 51 prisoners, 36 prisoners have completed two-thirds of their total imprisonment Of the 36 prisoners, 5 male prisoners above 60 years of age who have completed half their term of imprisonment and 10 economically weaker prisoners who have completed their term of imprisonment.
The 10 prisoners are said to be too be very poor. They are in prison due to their inability to pay the fine. It is noteworthy that according to the guidelines issued by the Central Government, only certain categories of prisoners can be given relief.
However, any of the 51 prisoners do not include those who were involved in other serious crimes including dowry death, rape, terrorism, and human trafficking.