Maharashtra releases over 600 prisoners in three days to reduce crowding amid Covid-19 outbreak
The Maharashtra government has released 601 inmates from 37 prisons in the last three days to reduce crowding in view of the coronavirus outbreak, an official said.
The prisoners were released on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Additional Director General of Police (Prisons) Sunil Ramanand said.
"A total of 104 prisoners were released in the western region, 113 in central, 145 in south and 239 in the east. These are from Central as well as district prisons," another official said.
In the eastern region, 86 prisoners were released from Nagpur Central Jail, while in the western region, the number was 51 from Yerawada Jail, he added.
"Mumbai Central Jail released 68 prisoners on Friday, the Nagpur Central Jail 83 on Saturday, and Chandrapur Jail 31 on Sunday," the official said.