Neighbourhood News Desk/New Delhi/Avi Arya
On January 10, 2019, the Delhi government informed the Delhi high court of carrying out the new jail manual in all the three prisons in Delhi from January 1. This new manual will even deal with issues of prison reforms and bring basic stability in the rules.
Standing counsel for the Delhi government Rahul Mehra informed a bench of, Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V Kameswar Rao that the new manual has been published and is being followed by the authorities.
These submissions were made by Mehra after hearing of a bunch of pleas that described human rights violations and conditions of the prison, including poor medical facilities.