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Episode 183 December 7, 2018

Explained: India’s first witness protection programme

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court approved India’s first Witness Protection Scheme. Ananthakrishnan G joins us to explain, how it came about, how it will be implemented and what it means for the Indian judicial system. Next, as Delhi high court asks the Tihar jail to keep the practice of deducting prisoner’s wages at “abeyance”, Rahul Tripathi joins us to explain the how convicts get wages and why some jails deduct them. And last, a new report claims that extreme weather events killed more than 70,000 people in 20 years in India.


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Explained: India’s first witness protection programmeOn Wednesday, the Supreme Court approved India's first Witness Protection Scheme. Ananthakrishnan G joins us to explain, how it came about, how it will be implemented and what it means for the Indian judicial system. Next, as Delhi high court asks the Tihar jail to keep the practice of deducting prisoner's wages at "abeyance", Rahul Tripathi joins us to explain the how convicts get wages and why some jails deduct them. And last, a new report claims that extreme weather events killed more than 70,000 people in 20 years in India. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on http://www.indianexpress.com/audio.