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Nagaland govt remits sentence of prisoners


Kohima, August 14, 2017: Nagaland government has remitted sentences of prisoners under certain categories in commemoration of the ensuing Independence Day 2017. It has considered those prisoners were convicted by the courts (other than Court Martial) having criminal jurisdiction in the state of Nagaland and sentenced to rigorous imprisonment.

In exercise of the power conferred by Sub­section 1 of Section 432 of the Code Criminal Procedure, 1973 (Act No. 2 of 1974 here-in after referred as the said Code) the Governor of Nagaland is pleased to grant remission of sentences to the different categories of prisoners as specified below, lodged in the jails of Nagaland and outside other than those in respect of whom the sentence is inflicted for an offence against the Order referred to in Sub-section 6 of Section 432 of the said Code passed under any law relating to which the Executive Powers of the Union extends.

The scale of remission of sentence for different categories is specified below:-

CATEGORY                                                              SCALE OF REMISSION

1.         Prisoners sentenced to 10 years and above     - 30 (Thirty) days

2.         Prisoners sentenced to 5 years to 10 years      - 20 (Twenty) days

3.         Prisoners sentenced to 1 year to 5 years         -10 (Ten) days

4.         Prisoners sentenced up to 1 year                     - 5 (Five) days