Out of the box ideas needed to unclog jails, cut criminal cases burden: SC

Some “out of the box” thinking is required to unclog jails and reduce the burden of criminal cases in courts, observed the Supreme Court on Friday while stressing that some steps should be taken by the authorities when the nation is celebrating 75 years of independence. The apex court said some “tokenism” … Read more

CJI Ramana flags issue of large population of undertrials in jails

Out of 6.10 lakh prisoners in the country, nearly 80 per cent are undertrials, Chief Justice of India N V Ramana said on Saturday while stressing the need to increase the efficiency of the criminal justice system. In the criminal justice system, the process is punishment. From indiscriminate arrest … Read more

UP: 163 inmates lodged in jails clear 10th and 12th board exams

A total of 163 inmates lodged in various prisons of the state cleared the UP board exams conducted by Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP), official said on Saturday. Results for both Class 10th and 12th were declared at 2 and 4 pm, respectively, on Saturday. Total 95 inmates cleared the Class 10th board exam … Read more

Sidhu surrenders before Patiala court after SC jails him in road rage case

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu surrendered in a court in Patiala on Friday, a day after he was sentenced to one-year rigorous imprisonment by the Supreme Court in a 1988 road-rage case. Accompanied by some party leaders including Navtej Singh Cheema, he reached the district court, which is closed to … Read more