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In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 432 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (No. 2 of 1974), the State Government hereby grant remission of sentence on the eve of the Chhattisgarh formation state day i.e. 26th January, 15th August and 1st November, 2001 to prisoners who have been convicted by the Courts of Criminal Jurisdiction of the State and are confined in the Jail of the State or other States, to the extent specified below :-

1. (a) Prisoners sentenced to imprisonment for life prior to 18th
December, 1978 who have under gone sentence of 15 years inclusive of remission and undertrial periods and are not affected under section 433-A of the said Code, be released un-conditionally.

(b) Prisoners sentenced to imprisonment for life after 18th December, 1978 and who have under gone 14 years of sentence inclusive of undertrial period, be released un-conditionally.

(c) All Women Prisoners who have not been convicted for life imprisonment, and who have served more than 5 years actual sentence inclusive of undertrial period on 26th January, 15th August and 1St November, 2001 shall have their unexpired part of the sentence remitted and they shall be released.

(d) The categories of prisoners referred to in column (2) Shall be granted remission as specified in column (3) of the table below, but prisoners penalised or sentenced for prison offences under sub-section(1) of section 45 read with sub-section(1) of section 59 of the Prisons Act, 1894 shall not be eligible for the remission.

S.No.

Categories of Prisoners

Scale of state remission granted

1.

Exluding prisoners sentenced for life such prisoners who have been sentenced for more than 10 years, shall be granted remission of -

4 Months

2.

Prisoners sentenced to imprisonment for more than 5 years and upto 10 years shall be granted remisson of -

3 Months

3.

Prisoners sentenced to imprisonment for more than 3 years and upto 5 years shall be granted remisson of -

2 Months

4.

Prisoners sentenced to imprisonment for more than 2 years and upto 3 years shall be granted remisson of -

1 Month and 15 Days

5.

Prisoners sentenced to imprisonment for more than 1 year and upto 2 years shall be granted remisson of -

1 Months

6.

Prisoners sentenced to imprisonment for more than 6 months and upto 1 year shall be granted remisson of -

15 Days

7.

Prisoners excluding habitual offenders and who do not come under remission system sentences to imprisonment for 6 months or less shall be granted remission of -

7 Days

(e) Convicted prisoners who have not been sentenced to imprisonment for life if they are (i) completely blind and are eligible for release under rule 363 of the Madhya Pradesh Jail Manual an (ii) suffering from serious diseases as cancer, T.B and likely to die if continued to be detained in Jail and are eligible for release under rule 361 of the said Manual, be released un-conditionally after examination and issue of Medical Certifucate by the District Medical Board regarding blindness or such dieseases.

(f) Convicted prisoners whose age is 65 years or above and who have serviced half of their sentence inclusive of undertrial period and exluding remission as on 26th January, 15th August and 1St November, 2001 and are not affected under section 433-A of the Code or Criminal Procedure 1973 shall have their un-expired part of sentence remitted and they shall be released.

2. The remission as specified in sub-para (a), (b), (c), (d), (e) and (f) of para 1 above shall not be granted to :-

(i) Such prisoners who have been convicted for the crime -

  1. Which was investigated by Delhi Speical Police Establishment Constituted under Delhi Special Police Establishment, Act, 1946 (No. 25 of 1946) or by any other agency empowered to make investigation of Crime under any Central Act other than Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (No. 2 of 1974)
  2. Which involved the mis-appropriation or destruction of or damage to any propery belonging to Central Government, or
  3. Which was committed by a person in the service of Central Government while acting or surporting to act in the discharge of his official duties.

(ii) Such prisoners -

  1. Who have been categorised as habitual Offenders under Jail Rule 412 by the Court.
  2. Who have been ordered by a Magistrate to furnish security and are undergoing imprisonment for not furnishing such security or -
  3. Who are undergoing sentence in default or payment of fine,

(iii) The prisoners who are convicted for offences under the following Acts:

(1)

The Drugs and Cosmetice Act, 1940 (No. 23 of 1940)

(2)

The Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1973 (No. 46 of 1973)

(3)

The Employees Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 (No. 19 of 1952)

(4)

The Provention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954 (No. 37 of 1954)

(5)

The Essential Commodities Act, 1955 (No. 10 of 1955)

(6)

The Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955 (No. 22 of 1955)

(7)

The Customs Act, 1962 (No. 52 of 1962)

(8)

The Madhya Pradesh, Excise Act, 1915 (No. 2 of 1915)

(9)

The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (No. 61 of 1985)

(10)

The Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Provision of Smuggling Activities Act, 1974 (No. 52 of 1974)

(11)

The Representation of the People Act, 1951 (No. 43 of 1951)

(12)

The Prevention of Illicit Traffic in Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1988 (No. 46 of 1988)

(13)

The National Security Act, 1980 (No. 65 of 1980)

(14)

The Offenders convicted under section 120-B, 224, 304-B (Dowary death), 376, 377, 395, 396 and 498-A of the Indian Penal Code, 1850

(15)

The Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 (No. 28 of 1961)

(16)

The Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act, 1987 (No. 28 of 1987)

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