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NHRC: Supreme Court seek fine tuning for under trial review panel’s functioning



Supreme Court: Undertrial review panel’s functioning needs fine-tuning

The Supreme Court said, jail officials must be made part of the undertrial review committees (UTRCs) in the states and a standard operating procedure in this regard should be put in place.

The apex court directed that jail superintendents should be a part of the UTRC (undertrial review committees) meetings, and therefore prison authorities must be involved in the process.

The Apex Court observed while hearing the case of inhuman conditions prevailing in 1,382 prisons across the country.

The bench expected that the state governments and the authorities would take care the issues, by keeping in mind that it pertains to human rights which must be given priority.

The court also said that the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) would continue to deal with cases, including the natural or unnatural deaths of the prisoner.


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