A meeting of the Review Board, constituted by the Government for premature release of convicted prisoners, was held on Tuesady in Kot Bhalwal Central Jail under the chairmanship of Director General of Police Prisons J&K S K Mishra.
In a statement spokesman said that during the meeting, the Board discussed in detail several aspects of pre-mature release of convict prisoners besides reviewing the sentences awarded to the prisoners. It necessitated evolving of greater uniformity of standards in dealing with this matter.
The spokesman quotted DG said “asked for expeditious disposal of applications received from the convicts seeking premature release after a thorough review of the recommended cases. He stressed upon the need of strict adherence to the guidelines issued in this regard which covers such prisoners who have had a record of good behavior during their imprisonment and parole, and by the release of whom, there would be no disturbance to public order, law and order, and no threat to the family of victims as also no threat to the life of the released prisoner.”
He said that the recommendations of the Committee, worked out during the meeting, shall be sent to Government for premature release of convict prisoners on the eve of Republic Day, 2018.
The committee members including Vinod Chatterji Koul, Principal District & Sessions Judge Jammu, Arun Manhas, Additional District Magistrate, Jammu, Shahid Mehmood, Secretary J&K State Social Welfare Board, Ms. Supriya Kohli, Dy. Director (ADM), Social Welfare, Jammu, Prof. Rekha Choudhary, Former HOD Political Science Jammu University, Javid Masood Fazili, (Member Secretary), Sr. Superintendent Central Jail Jammu Kotbhalwal, Dinesh Sharma, Sr. Superintendent District Jail Jammu were also present in the review meeting, spokesman added.