[Coronavirus] Supreme Court issues notice in plea seeking release of those who have spent more than two years in Assam Detention Centres
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[Coronavirus] Supreme Court issues notice in plea seeking release of those who have spent more than two years in Assam Detention Centres

The petition has been filed to highlight the overcrowding in these detention centres.

Debayan Roy

The Supreme Court has issued notice to the Centre and the Assam government in a plea seeking the release of those who have spent more than two years at detention centres in the state.

Notice was issued today by the Bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, which heard the matter via video conferencing.

Petitioner Raju Bala Das, who has himself completed two years in the detention centre, had submitted that overcrowding in detention centres of Assam needed to be addressed in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak across the country.

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