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HCLSC conducts legal awareness campaign

Nagaland News

Kohima, November 11: High Court Legal Services Committee (HCLSC) Kohima bench today conducted a “legal awareness campaign” with inmates at district jail, Kohima.

Director General of Prison, Rupin Sharma who also attended the programme informed that the jail authority is trying to setup a video conference system for the inmates of family member and advocates. He said this would facilitate inmates and parents to seek legal services.
Advocate, Kohima Bench, Joshua Sheqi spoke on “The power to suspend or remit sentences under section 432/433 / 433-A Cr.PC.” Speaking to the inmate, he said jail is a correction centre and an institution to reform, correct and to re-introduce yourself into the society as a contributing member of the society and to become responsible citizens.
Senior advocate, Kohima bench, C.T. Jamir spoke on “The right of legal aid, parole and an appeal against conviction,” said to the jail inmates that a prisoner can avail short periods of bail during an emergency time to meet their loved one under ‘Parole’ which is a temporary release from prison as per the laid down rules and procedures. He explained that “Parole” means “I keep my word.” Parole is the early release of a prisoner who agrees to abide by certain conditions.

Jamir encouraged the inmates not to lose their hope when they are under a conviction trial. He explained that under section 304CrPC, where, in a trial before the Court of Session, the accused is not represented by a pleader, and where it appears to the Court that the accused has not sufficient means to engage a pleader, the Court shall assign a pleader for his defence at the expense of the State.
Delivering the keynote address, secretary HCLSC, Kohima bench, Neiko Akami encouraged the inmates to reform themselves while in prison. (Page News Service)