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AGARTALA | September 22, 2018:

Earlier, an undertrial inmate who was released from Bishalgarh Correctional Centre (Central Jail) last week and later, after the officials realized that he was an accused in another case, he was taken back into custody.

The undertrial inmate identified as Ashim Das was booked under charges of theft was in custody at Bishalgarh Correctional Centre.

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On September 15, after the authorities issued the release order, Das along with other inmates were released said Jailor Banikanta Debbarma while talking to indianexpress. However, Das was undertrial for two cases before the court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate.

The jailor said “It was an oversight on our part. We had release orders for four inmates. We also had orders for Ashim Das and we released him. Later we realised he was an accused in a second case as well. We immediately had him taken back to custody”.

 

A duty officer at the Agartala Police Court said on September 19, Ashim was released on bail for the second case. However, he will have to report to the police periodically.

On being asked why the oversight had occurred, Jailor Banikanta Debbarma said, “We have fewer officers and a low staff strength”. Bishalgarh Correctional Centre has 477 inmates including 31 women.

Source: Indian Express

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