A petition in the nature of a public interest litigation has been filed before the Delhi High Court for the formulation of guidelines for release of prisoners on interim bail or special parole in view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation..Relying on media reports, the Petitioner, RK Gossain has asserted that in the three jails, 190 inmates have tested positive for the virus and two have died. The infection has doubled in the last five days in Tihar Jail on account of overcrowding, it is further asserted..The Petitioner argues that to stop further infection, it was crucial that measures were adopted to decongest prisons.."Social distancing norms is the most crucial factor but jails in Delhi prisons are already overcrowded.", the petition reads..The Petitioner has also submitted that the existing healthcare system would not be able to accommodate the rapidly increasing number of COVID infected cases of undertrial prisoners and convicts..In his petition, the Petitioner has traced the fate of the earlier suo motu matter taken up by the Court to deal with decongestion in jails. It is also pointed out that some High Courts such as the Bombay High Court has already taken cognizance of the need to decongest jails in the second wave. .[BREAKING] Delhi High Court directs surrender of 3499 undertrials on interim bails in terms of High Powered Committee criteria.Amognst other things, in his petition, the petitioner has sought a direction to the Director-General of Prisons to file state the exact number of COVID-19 cases in the three jails..Advocates Lalit Valecha and Sadaf Iliyas Khan filed the petition.