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Assam government grants remission to 201 life convicts

Coinciding the good governance day which is celebrated every year on this day to mark the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Assam government has decided to grant remission to 201 life convicts lodged in different jails in Assam.

Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal approved the remission on Monday subject to the fulfilment of conditions as enshrined in Article 161 of the Constitution of India, Sections 432, 433 and 433(A) of the Cr PC, provisions of Assam Jail Manual and as per directions of the Supreme Court of India in WP(C) No.48/2014 dated 23/7/2015.

Noteworthy that already 31 life convicts had been released on remission of sentence under the present government.

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