700 life convicts in TN to be granted premature release
CM M.K. Stalin, who made the announcement in the Assembly on Monday, also said cases registered by the previous government against those who protested against NEET and TASMAC shops, would be withdrawn
Chennai: Seven hundred life convicts, who have been serving their term for long in prisons across the State, will be released on the occasion of the birth anniversary of late former Chief Minister C.N. Annadurai on September 15, Chief Minister M.K. Stalin announced in the State Legislative Assembly on Monday.
During his reply to the debate on the demand for grants in the Police Department, Mr. Stalin said that the government would take steps to commute the sentence of 700 life convicts and grant them premature release on humanitarian grounds and as a gesture of goodwill. A government order in this regard would be issued soon, he said.
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The Hindu, 13 September, 2021, https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/700-life-convicts-in-tn-to-be-granted-premature-release/article36430884.ece?homepage=true