#COVID19 : Senior Standing Counsel (Crl) Rahul Mehra informs Delhi HC that 6711 inmates are presently out of jail on account of interim bail or parole.

Three-Judge Bench headed by Chief Justice DN Patel is considering vacating automatic extension of interim bail orders.
As of today, only 3 inmates are infected from COVID and were in LNJP Hosp. While jails have a total capacity of 10k, the present strength is almost 16k: Mehra

SPP Amit Prasad says that his concern with regards automatic extension is only for 25 accused in #DelhiRiots cases.
CJ Patel suggests taking back the extension order since only 3 inmates were infected with #COVID19 and they were also in hospital.

We were not concerned with jail capacity, we were only concerned with COVID. Since there's nothing like COVID now, this is over: CJ Patel
Mehra submits that vacation of the extension order would be against the order of the Supreme Court to decongest jails.

#COVID19 is not over in Delhi..Nothing on record to show that the decongestion caused anrachy : Mehra
Let us end the order that they should not surrender for COVID purposes.. it is still open for High Powered Committee; High Court is open, trial court is open. Govt may release on parole: CJ Patel

#COVID19 #interimbail
Justice Talwant Singh suggests that the order may be vacated for those accused of heinous crimes and were released on interim bail on account of non-covid reasons.

We will discussion in the afternoon and pass an order: CJ Patel


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