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Ahead of polls, MP govt decides to release criminals serving jail term for petty offences

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

The government has decided to release criminals from impoverished backgrounds, who are lodged in jails for petty offences.

The decision comes ahead of the assembly polls due later this year.

Chouhan, during a law and order review meeting yesterday, asked officials concerned to direct district collectors and SPs to begin a process to withdraw cases against criminals from poor and weaker sections, who are lodged in jails, and ensure their early release.

Chouhan also directed officials to prepare a list of such cases by July 31 in all districts of the state, an from the public relation department said today.

B P Singh, of Police Rishi Kumar Shukla and on Special Duty Adarsh Katiyar were present in the meeting.

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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 15:35 IST