Court orders for release of prisoners should be communicated via FASTER or physically; not through telephone: Jammu & Kashmir government

The government issued a notification to that effect in exercise of powers conferred by Section 59 of the Prisons Act, 1894 read with clause 14 of J&K Re-organization Order, 2019.

The Jammu & Kashmir government (J&K government) recently directed that court orders for release of prisoners should be given effect to only if communicated physically or through official software launched by Supreme Court, Fast and Secured Transmission of Electronic Records (FASTER).

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