Dimapur, August 21: In commemoration of Independence Day 2018, the State Government has remitted sentences against certain categories of prisoners who have been convicted by the courts (other than court martial) having criminal jurisdiction in the state of Nagaland and sentenced to rigorous imprisonment.
The scale of remission of sentence for different categories is: Prisoners sentenced to 10 years & above – 30 days; Prisoners sentenced to 5 years to 10 years – 20 days; Prisoners sentenced to 1 year to 5 years -10 days and prisoners sentenced up to 1 year – 5 days.
The remission granted under the order shall not be admissible to the following categories of prisoners: Prisoners convicted under Foreigners Act; Prisoners convicted under Passport Act; Prisoners convicted under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act; Prisoners convicted under Section 3 to 10 of Official Secrets Act, 1923; Prisoners convicted under Section 2 to 3 of Criminal Amendment Act, 1961; Prisoners convicted under Section 121 to 130 of IPC; Prisoners convicted under Section 107/109 of CrPC; Prisoners convicted under Prevention of Corruption Act; Prisoners convicted of rape, attempt to rape or assault on women; Convicted prisoners found violating jail rules and discipline such as threatening/ intimidation/quarrelling/beating of fellow prisoners/staff and smuggling of contraband and prohibited articles; and Foreign National convicted under any Acts.
The remission order took effect from 15th August 2018. (Page News Service)