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12:00 AM, May 08, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:37 AM, May 08, 2021

Under-Trial Prisoners

Over 1 lakh released on bail in two phases

A total of 1,03,432 under-trial prisoners including 1,291 accused children have got released from jails on bail from virtual courts across the country in two phases over 76 working days.

The first phase of virtual court proceedings started on May 11 last year and continued till August 4 last year and the second phase started on April 12 this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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A total of 422 children accused in criminal cases were released from jail after they were granted bail by virtual courts concerned in last 18 working days.

With the 422 accused children, a total of 31,208 under-trial prisoners have got released across the country during the 18 working days, said Supreme Court Spokesman Md Saifur Rahman in a statement yesterday.

He said in the statement that a total of 1,917 under-trial prisoners got released from jail on bail on Thursday.

The courts and tribunals concerned granted them bail after virtually hearing and disposing of bail petitions in connection with 3,636 criminal cases filed against the accused.

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