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Nagaland: Committee recommends release of 34 under trial prisoners across state


DIMAPUR: The Under Trial Review Committee (UTRC) has recommended the release of 34 under trial prisoners from jails in Nagaland.

The decision was taken during a quarterly meeting of UTRC for the period between April to June.

The committee constitutes District Legal Services Authorities (DLSA) under the Nagaland State Legal Services Authority (NSLSA).

Reportedly 14 from Dimapur, 7 from Tuensang, 7 others from Longleng, 5 from and 1 from Kiphire have been recommended by the DSLAs.

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The committee further advised the jail authorities to make sure that the inmates are closely monitored and ensure safe transit of the released inmates. They also recommended the deputy commissioner identify a suitable place to set up a COVID care center for lodging asymptomatic UT prisoners.

The committee said that no UTP in Wokha required immediate medical attention as per the meeting held on June 9. Also, none of the prisoners were found eligible for bail.

Similarly, none of the UTPs in the Zunheboto district were recommended for release. Currently, the district jail constitutes 16 UTPs and 3 convicts.

A separate COVID care center with proper security will be set up as recommended by the committee.

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