Premature release of prisoners in Uttar Pradesh: Supreme Court issues directions to save process from arbitrariness

The Court passed the order after concerns were raised that the Uttar Pradesh government was adopting a pick-and-choose policy when it comes to the premature release of prisoners.
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The Supreme Court on Monday issued various directions on the manner in which the Uttar Pradesh government should consider cases of premature release of prisoners in the State, in a bid to institutionalise the process minimise arbitrariness.

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