No hardcore prisoner to be released on temporary basis

From now on,no hardcore prisoner will be released on a temporary basis in Haryana as the state Assembly amended the Haryana Good Conduct Prisoners (Temporary Release) Act,1988,to make it more stringent,during its concluding session on Tuesday.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: August 29, 2012 1:59 am

From now on,no hardcore prisoner will be released on a temporary basis in Haryana as the state Assembly amended the Haryana Good Conduct Prisoners (Temporary Release) Act,1988,to make it more stringent,during its concluding session on Tuesday.

With over 300 such prisoners in the state and in the wake of increasing gang-wars,extortions and murders,being committed by hardcore prisoners out on parole or on furlough,the Haryana Police had strongly recommended that the Act be amended.

On Tuesday,the Assembly amended Section 2 of the 1988 Prisoner Act. As per the amended sections,hardcore prisoners will only be allowed to attend the weddings of immediate family and death of kin under armed escort for 48 hours.

The time will be decided by the jail superintendent and intimation in this regard with full particulars of the hardcore prisoner will be sent to the concerned district magistrate and superintendent of police within 24 hours. “The amendment has been made in view of repeated instances of hardcore prisoners,released temporarily on certain grounds,committing heinous crimes again and absconding,” a government spokesperson said. The state has also made the clauses for the temporary release more stringent.

Section 6 of the Principal Act has been substituted as: “No prisoner shall be entitled to be released under this Act if,on the report of the district magistrate,the state government is satisfied that his release is likely to endanger the security of the state or the maintenance of public order or cause reasonable apprehension of breach of peace”.

Who is a hardcore prisoner?

A hardcore prisoner is one,who has been convicted of dacoity,robbery,kidnapping for ransom,murder with rape,serial killing,contract killing,murder or attempt to murder for ransom or extortion,causing grievous hurt,death or waging or attempting to wage war against the state,buying or selling minor for purposes of prostitution or rape.

A hardcore prisoner is one,who has been convicted of dacoity,robbery,kidnapping for ransom,murder with rape,serial killing,contract killing,murder or attempt to murder for ransom or extortion,causing grievous hurt,death or waging or attempting to wage war against the state,buying or selling minor for purposes of prostitution or rape.

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