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Inmates may be released on parole from jails in Lucknow & other UP districts to curb COVID spread

In a bid to decongest jails in Lucknow and other UP districts amid the second swell of the coronavirus infection, the state government has decided to consider the release of prisoners on 60-day parole. All jail inmates, except for convicts or those undergoing trials for serious offences, will be forthwith considered for a release according to a decision approved by the High Powered Committee (HPC). The agreement has been extended in compliance with the Supreme Court directives on similar lines.

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