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Maharashtra likely to release 50% of prisoners on temporary bail to prevent spread of COVID-19

2 min | English | News | 2020 | 13+

#CNNNews18 #IndiaFightsCOVID19 #TotalLockdown #CoronavirusOutbreak A high powered committee in Maharashtra has decided to release 50% of the 35,239 prisoners in jails across the state on temporary bail as part of measures to control the spread of Covid-19. The order, which came a week after 184 prisoners at Arthur Road Central Prison in Mumbai tested positive for Covid-19, doesn't give a timeframe for the release or state which category of prisoners will be sent home.

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