Premature release of life convicts: Supreme Court seeks personal affidavit from Uttar Pradesh DG of Prisons

The Court sought the affidavit on compliance with its September 2022 judgment, which urged the State to consider all cases of convicts undergoing life sentence who were eligible for premature release.
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The Supreme Court on Thursday sought through a personal affidavit the stand of the Uttar Pradesh Director General of Prisons on whether the State had complied with a 2022 judgment directing it to consider the premature release of certain prisoners in line with a 2018 policy. (Rajkumar vs State of Uttar Pradesh)

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