New Delhi, Jan 29: Seventeen convicts have been released while the punishment of another 1,414, lodged in Tihar and Rohini jails has been reduced by the Delhi government, a senior prison official said today.
The remission in sentence of these convicts, which is over and above the remission already permissible under the provisions of the Jail Manual, was announced by the Delhi government on the occasion of Republic Day.
"The government remission is over and above the remission already permissible under the provisions contained in the Jail Manual," said Additional IG (Prisons) Mukesh Prasad.
The convicts, who were released as per the award of remission announced by Delhi government, were lodged in jails of Tihar prison complex. Of the 1,414 convicts, who will get remission in sentence, 1,330 are lodged in Tihar jail while 84 in Rohini jail, they would be released as per their sentence term, Prasad said.