6,740 prisoners lodged in Tihar Jail were released on emergency payroll due to the situation arising out of the Corona epidemic. According to media reports out of these 3,468 are ‘missing’. Now the jail administration has asked the Delhi Police to trace them. Missing prisoners There is also no information about the jail administration with regard to. The number of these prisoners is above 3000.
At the beginning of Kovid-19, there were many efforts to protect the prisoners in jail. In the same series of efforts, to limit the number of prisoners in Tihar Jail to some extent in 676740 The prisoners Was released on emergency parole. Many of these released prisoners were suffering from serious diseases of cancer, HIV, kidney and asthma. Of these, 3468 prisoners did not return.
Of the prisoners who were released, 1,184 were convicted prisoners. He was initially released on parole for eight weeks. This time increased according to the situation. Finally, these prisoners were sent from 7 February to 6 March. surrender Was asked to do. Many prisoners returned but 112 of these prisoners are still missing.
Similarly, 5556 undertrials were released on emergency parole. They were asked to surrender by the end of March. Of these, only 2200 prisoners returned. Many prisoners were also released from Tihar besides Mandoli and Rohini Jails.
The Tihar Jail Administration has given the list of non-returning prisoners to the Delhi Police. On the request of the administration, the Delhi Police will now search for these missing prisoners.
After the onset of the corona virus infection last year, several states set up committees to reduce the number of inmates in jail at the suggestion of the Supreme Court. In Delhi too, a committee was formed under the chairmanship of High Court Judge Hima Kohli on whose advice the suggestion to release prisoners from Tihar and other jails on emergency parole was implemented.
Tihar Jail is the largest jail in South Asia with a capacity to hold around 10,000 prisoners. So far, a total of 174 prisoners and 300 staff members have been infected with the corona virus.