New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday said it is time to abolish the interim bail and parole period of prisoners in the wake of the Coronavirus epidemic as the number of infected patients in jails has now gone up to just three. According to the Director-General (jail), more than 6,700 prisoners are out on bail or parole and are on bail in view of the order passed by a bench of the High Court in view of the pandemic.
The Director-General (jail) also informed the Court that the prisoner capacity in Tihar, Rohini, and Mandoli jails in the country's capital is 10,000, but at present 15,900 prisoners were imprisoned. A full bench headed by Chief Justice DN Patel said on Tuesday that the Corona chapter now ends. These people surrender or be brought back to jail. We had given an order in view of the epidemic. Our order has nothing to do with the rush of prisons.
The court also said that the jail administration was taking appropriate action on corona cases and the inmates found infected with coronavirus have been admitted to the hospital. The Chief Justice said that all the judges of the bench, including Justices Siddharth Mridul and Talwant Singh, will sit together and decide whether to extend the order for extension of bail and parole.