Monday, May 10, 2021

State Govt remit sentences of prisoners

Dimapur, January 26: In commemoration of the ensuing anniversary of Republic Day 2019, the State Government has remitted the 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 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 will take effect from January 26, 2019.
The scale of remission of sentence for different categories is:
Category Scale of Remission
1. Prisoners sentenced to 10 years and above 30 days
2. Prisoners sentenced to 5 years to 10 years 20 days
3. Prisoners sentenced to 1 year to 5 years 10 days
4. Prisoners sentenced up to 1 year 5 days
(Page News Service)