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Coronavirus: Delhi Government introduces Emergency Parole for inmates to decongest jails

In the wake of Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic, the Delhi Government has introduced a provision for "Emergency Parole" for inmates by amending its Prison Rules.

Emergency parole may be granted for upto eight weeks in one spell, in addition to the regular parole as provided in these Rules.

Earlier this week, the Delhi Government had informed the High Court that it would soon introduce provisions for special parole to decongest jails in the city to prevent the risk of COVID-19 infection.

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