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CoronaVirus: Supreme Court takes up issue of overcrowding in prisons, seeks suggestions for prevention

The Court observed that the overcrowding in prisons across the country posed a risk during the ongoing health crisis.

Shruti Mahajan

The Supreme Court today issued show cause notices to prison authorities and social welfare departments of all states on the issue of the Coronavirus outbreak.

A special Bench of Chief Justice of India SA Bobde and Justice L Nageswara Rao, which was not scheduled to assemble today, sat in courtroom 1 today to take up for hearing a matter of "public importance relating to medical assistance to prisoners.".

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