Govt remit sentences of prisoners

DIMAPUR, AUG 21 (NPN) | Publish Date: 8/21/2019 11:59:26 AM IST

In commemoration of the ensuing anniversary of Independence Day 2019, the state government has decided to remit the sentences against certain categories of prisoners who have been convicted by the courts (other than Court Martial) having criminal jurisdiction in the state of Nagaland and sentenced to rigorous imprisonment.

In a notification, home commissioner Abhijit Sinha stated that the governor of Nagaland has granted remission of sentences to the different categories of prisoners.

Remission of 30 days has been granted for prisoners sentenced to 10 years and above, 20 days for prisoners sentenced to 5 years to 10 years, 10 days for prisoners sentenced to 1 year to 5 years and five days for prisoners sentenced up to 1 year.

Further, the aforesaid remission granted under the order shall not be admissible to the following categories of prisoners convicted under Foreigners Act; Passport Act; Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act; Section 3 to 10 of Official Secrets Act, 1923; Section 2 to 3 of Criminal Amendment Act, 1961; Section 121 to 130 of IPC; Section 107/109 of CrPC; Prevention of Corruption Act; prisoners convicted of rape, attempt to rape or assault on women; convicted prisoners found violating jail rules and discipline such as threatening/ intimidation/quarrelling/beating of fellow prisoners/staff and smuggling of contraband and prohibited articles and Foreign National convicted under any Acts. 

The remission order would take effect from August 15, 2019.


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