Bhopal, Aug 8: The Madhya Pradesh government has issued orders for remission in the sentences of prisoners incarcerated under various categories on the occasion of Independence Day.
The relaxation would be given to those who are undergoing terms in Madhya Pradesh or other state's jails after being convicted by courts in the state.
According to Jail department notification, those prisoners who have undergone 15 years of sentence inclusive of remission and undertrial period after being imprisoned prior to December 18, 1978 would be released unconditionally.
Similarly, prisoners undergoing life imprisonment after December 18, 1978 and who have undergone 14 years of sentence inclusive of undertrial period and completed 20 years of sentence including remission on August 15, 2008 would also be released unconditionally.
All women prisoners who have not been convicted for life and who have served more than five years of actual sentence inclusive of undertrial period on August 15, 2008 shall have their unexpired part of sentence remitted and would be released.
Similarly, relaxation in jail term ranging from seven days to four months has been given to prisoners of various categories. This relaxation would not be given to habitual offenders and those who do not fall under remission system.
All blind prisoners eligible for relaxation under Jail Manual would also be released. Those prisoners suffering from tuberculosis or cancer and are on the verge of death and about whom medical certificates have been issued by the District Medical Board would also be released unconditionally.
Prisoners aged 60 years or more who have completed half of their jail term inclusive of undertrial period would also be released from jail on August 15, 2008.