Six convicted prisoner released from district Jail here today on account of commemoration of 150th Birth anniversary of father of the nation ‘Mahatma Gandhi’ here at a function held at jail premises.
The six convicted prisoner were recommended by the jail authority on the basis of their good behaviour and after approval of the government they have been released said DIG Prison Nabam Gungte.
Gungte while addressing the prisoner said that as per power under the constitution of India under article 16, government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs vide letter No-17013/17/2018-PR dated 27/7/2018, 28/7/2018, 31/7/2018 and 7/8/2018 the governor of Arunachal Pradesh have please to grant special permission for the remaining period of the sentences as a result of their conviction under various section of IPC by criminal court of competent jurisdiction in state.
He said that all total 19 names were recommended by the prison department to the state government as per requirement while seven was cleared by the state cabinet while 6 names were approved by governor and are released on the today and the date which have been selected by the Ministry of Home affairs for all over India where around 2000 convicted prisoners are being released across the nation.
This was to celebrate the 15th birth anniversary of father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi whose vision was for a peace and non violence.
The convicted who were released today are Rockey Pangia, Rantu Chongruju, Nabam Hake, Man Bdr. Pradhan, Tamar Mibang, Mon Bahadur Dorjee.
The second and third phase would also follow and the names will be recommended accordingly. He urge upon all prisoners, UPT/detainee to maintain a good behaviour and conduced even if they are in jail.
Arunachal Pradesh Legal service authority Member Secretary Budhi Habung in his address said that everyone have a some to live a better life if they are release.
He while encouraging the rest of prisoner not to get dishearten advice to avail for legal service for bail, pending appeals and for advocate if facing financial crunch.
Habung further adds that legal service department will be holding blood donation awareness camp for the inmates to encourage for health lifestyle.
Expressing gratitude to the State Government for granting special remission, released inmates pledge for restoring positive lifestyle.