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BIDAR: The State Government is bringing in an amendment to the Criminal Procedure Code (Cr.PC) to reduce the time undertrials are kept in jails, Director General of Police (Prisons) B.S. Sial said here on Wednesday.
Speaking to presspersons during a visit to the district jail, he said an amendment to Section 436(A) of the Cr.PC will enable release of a person who has spent half or more of the period prescribed as the maximum punishment for the crime he is accused in jail, if the trial has not commenced yet. Other amendments such as plea bargaining and videoconferencing also have their benefits. Plea bargaining will ensure faster disposal of cases and videoconferencing will help save money.
Videoconferencing is now available in the six central jails. Use of videoconferencing for court trials has helped the department save Rs. 67 lakhs from August 2004 to March 2005. The facility will be provided in 11 other jails in the State. Magistrates will be positioned in courts to be built in the jail complexes in all the district and sub jails, Mr. Sial said.
New recruitments of jail staff will ensure employment of 30 per cent women. Local persons will be preferred in backward districts.. Inmates will be provided with skills to help them get jobs after release. Short term courses in non-traditional fields such as computer application, beautician training, mid wife training, para medical nursing, vermiculture, driving and organic farming will be started.
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