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Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav: TN releases 60 prisoners prematurely

The Tamil Nadu government has released 60 prisoners prematurely as part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ scheme to celebrate the 75th year of Indian independence.

Chennai, Jan 28 (BPNS)

The Tamil Nadu government has released 60 prisoners prematurely as part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ scheme to celebrate the 75th year of Indian independence.

According to the Tamil Nadu Jail department 11 prisoners were released from Puzhal central prison, 12 prisoners from Cuddalore and 12 prisoners from Coimbatore central prisons, Vellore and Tiruchi central prisons released 9 prisoners each, one prisoner was released from Madurai central prison while four prisoners were released from Palaymokottai central prison.

A woman prisoner was released from Special Central prison, Puzhal while another woman prisoner was released from Coimbatore Central prison.

Tamil Nadu Jail DG (Prisons) Amaraesh Pujari while speaking to media persons said that those released were not involved in heinous crimes. They have already served 66% of their prison term. The state government issued an order releasing these prisoners after studying the recommendations from the respective prison superintendents.

The jail officials told BPNS that the released prisoners would be assisted to find jobs with the support of certain NGOs working among the downtrodden people. The released prisoners were provided with sweets and groceries as a goodwill gesture.

Jail department officials said that another batch of prisoners would be released on August 15th under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav scheme.