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Delhi HC directs the Member Secretary of DSLSA to conduct a training workshop for Superintendents of all the jails in Delhi

Lawstreet Journal 7 Aug 2020 1:28am

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Delhi HC directs the Member Secretary of DSLSA to conduct a training workshop for Superintendents of all the jails in Delhi - lawstreet.co 2020-08-06The Delhi HC has directed the Member Secretary of Delhi State Legal Services Authority to conduct training workshops for the Superintendents, Deputy Superintendents and Assistant Superintendents of all the jails in Delhi.

The Division Bench comprising of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad.  They asked DSLSA to create a specialized module for Superintendent, focusing on their duties and obligations and the rights of prisoners.

The order came through a criminal writ moved by a prisoner who was illegally detained despite being granted bail by the court. While perusing the affidavit submitted by the Superintendent of the Central Jail-1, the court expressed deep dissatisfaction with the excuse given by the prison authorities for illegally detaining the petitioner for the period between 15.06.2020 to 25.06.2020.

The petitioner had submitted that he had been granted bail much before December 2019 and had also completed all the requisite formalities as was directed, in December 2019 itself. The complaint was filed under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act.

In today’s proceedings, the court took into consideration the affidavit filed by the Director-General (Prisons) wherein he had given an unconditional apology for the ‘inexplicable’ excuses given by the concerned Superintendent in his status report.

The court said after showing great dissatisfaction with the report submitted by the Superintendent “There’s a lack of basic knowledge to interpret legal orders on part of the jail authorities, they should… Continue Reading...


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