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21 prisoners released from Siraha jail due to COVID -19

 Manoj Banaita, Siraha, March 29 : The Siraha Prison administration has released 21 prisoners from jail. Officials said, ‘It’s done simply to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the prison. The administration took this decision so as to minimize the risk because the number of prisoners is more than its capacity. The jailor Babita Mahato said, “Prisoners sentenced to less than one year in prison have been released following the order of the District Court, Siraha.” The Court had allowed the release of such a prisoner by charging fine in the remaining sentence. Siraha jail has the capacity to keep only 150 prisoners but the fact is that there hosts 551 prisoners, including 20 women.

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