Premature release of convicts: Supreme Court issues contempt of court notice to UP DG of Prisons for non-compliance with orders

The order came from a bench led by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud in a plea seeking contempt against Uttar Pradesh government officials for sitting on remission applications of the petitioners since August 2018.
Prisons and Supreme Court
Prisons and Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday issued contempt of court notice to the Uttar Pradesh Director-General of Prisons (DG, Prisons) for not complying with its earlier orders directing the State to consider premature release of convicts within a specific time frame [Mohd Nurulla and anr vs Rajesh Kumar Singh and anr].

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