Citing the pandemic, a convicted prisoner on the Chaudhary Charan Singh District Jail in Meerut has refused the particular parole granted to him, saying he felt safer incarcerated than being launched and threat catching the virus.
The Supreme Courtroom had directed the state authorities to decongest district prisons in view of the pandemic. The Meerut prisoner is amongst 21 convicts throughout 9 jails in Uttar Pradesh who’ve requested that they not take up the particular parole and stay incarcerated, officers stated.
Ashish Kumar is serving a six-year sentence on the Meerut jail over abetting his spouse suicide over dowry in Ghaziabad’s Shastri Nagar space in 2015. A trainer at a personal college, Kumar was arrested by Meerut police in 2016.
Following directives from the UP authorities, 43 convicted prisoners at Meerut jail had been shortlisted for being launched.
Meerut jail SSP B P Pandey stated, “Now we have despatched his request to the federal government for approval and we now have obtained a inexperienced sign, which signifies that the prisoner in query will stay in jail until he completes his sentence of six years.”