Rehabilitate those wrongfully jailed, Delhi HC tells govt

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NEW DELHI: Empathizing with victims of wrongful imprisonment, the Delhi high court said that there is an “obvious gap” in law to compensate and rehabilitate such persons. In a recent order, Delhi high court requested the Law Commission of India to examine the legal lacunae and recommend to the government, preferably by way of a law, to rehabilitate victims of wrongful prosecution and imprisonment.

HC noted that instances of acquittals by high courts and the Supreme Court after several years of imprisonment “are not infrequent” and such persons are left to their devices “without any hope of reintegration” in the society as the best years of their lives have been spent behind bars.

 Source:- Times Of India

 

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