'Inform court in writing about non-production of inmates'

The order came after it was brought to the notice of the administration that whenever a prisoner is not produced before the court due to illness or any other reason, written communication in this regard is "not promptly" sent to the concerned courts by concerned Superintendents.

"This is highly objectionable and tantamount to interference in the administration of justice as non production leads to delayed trial," said the order issued by C R Garg, Deputy Inspector General (Prisons).
Superintendents have been directed to personally ensure that the concerned courts are informed through written communication about the non-production of prisoners along with the reasons.

"This communication should be promptly sent so that it may reach the concerned court by 10 am," the order said.

The Superintendents were also asked to ensure that the next date of production is obtained from the concerned court whenever the accused is not sent to the court.
A senior jail official said sometimes the prisoners, who were to be produced in court fall, ill and there is no time left for informing the judiciary. "Illness is the main reason for non-production of prisoners," he said.

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