144 prisoners in state to walk free today

144 prisoners in state to walk free today

 As many as 144 prisoners, including a woman, will walk free on the occasion of Republic Day on Thursday from central prisons throughout the state of Karnataka.

The highest number of prisoners (61) are being freed from Parappana Agrahara Central Prison in Bengaluru. Ballari Central Prison has the least number with the release of just nine prisoners. Only one woman prisoner will be released from Belagavi.

“Prisoners will be handed over good conduct certificates and formally freed after the valedictory function at all the central prisons throughout the state that will start at 3 pm," H N Sathyanarayana Rao, DG Prisons, said.

“We had sent requisition for release of 188 prisoners in total to the Home Department and around 172 prisoners were recommended for release by the Cabinet. As there were guidelines to be followed and legal restrictions on their releases, the final list from Raj Bhavan had 144 prisoners,” he added.

Jailbirds

Bengaluru: 61
Mysuru: 23
Belagavi: 17 (including one woman prisoner)
Vijayapura: 16
Kalaburagi: 18
Ballari: 9

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