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Report No. 78

Central Jail, New Delhi

(a) Total number of prisoners in the Central Jail, New Delhi, as on 1-9-1978 is 2,373.

(b) Out of these 2,373 [(a) above], the number of persons who were convicted persons undergoing sentence of imprisonment was 267.

(c) Out of (a) above, the total number of persons who were under-trial and not undergoing any sentence of imprisonment was 2,106.

(d) Out of 2,106 [(c) above], the number of persons who were under-trial for bailable offence was 1,156.

(e) As regards persons at (d) above, the main reasons why they could not furnish bail are given as below:

(i) Want of sureties,

(ii) Absence of family members as being not the residents of Delhi,

(iii) Delay in contacting the family members,

(iv) Poverty, not being able to get legal assistance.

1. As Per Letter No. 43/75/78-Jj(2)november, 1978, From The Secretary, Jails Department, Government Of Haryana To Member-Secretary, Law Commission of india.

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