Four prisoners move SC against Maharashtra Govt for contempt of court citing failure to implement order to decongest prisons amid COVID-19

The petitioners have raised a grievance that the Maharashtra government has not acted on its declaration made on March 26, as per which they submitted that they were going to release 11,000 prisoners.
Supreme Court of India
Supreme Court of India

A group of prisoners lodged in jails in Maharashtra has approached the Supreme Court alleging contempt of court on the part of the State Government for not following the top Court's March 23 order to take steps for the decongestion prisons to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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