Chandigarh, May 31. Taking suo motu cognisance of the news report “20 prisoners behind bars despite completion of term” published in the columns of The Tribune, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission has called for a report from the Principal Secretary, Home, and the DGP, Prisons.
The report revealed that despite having completed jail sentence, certain persons were languishing at the Ferozepur Central Jail for the past two years and that the state government was “dilly-dallying” over the matter. Many of these prisoners are elderly persons. One of them is aged 100. (TNS)