SC legal aid body seeks undertrial prisoners' details
The Supreme Court Legal Aid Committee yesterday requested the inspector general of prisons to submit an updated list of undertrial prisoners who have been in jail for more than seven years across the country.
The SC committee has not given any time limit to the IG for submitting the report, Ripan Pal Sku, an official of the committee, told The Daily Star.
On November 15 last year, the SC legal aid committee sought the details of undertrial prisoners, who have been suffering in different jails for over five and 10 years across the country. The IG (prisons) then informed the SC committee about 460 such prisoners.
Later, the HC granted bail to some 20 undertrial prisoners at different times on suo moto (voluntary) rules.