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Coronavirus: IHC grants conditional bail to 408 prisoners

Coronavirus: IHC grants conditional bail to 408 prisoners
March 24, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has granted bail to 408 prisoners imprisoned at Adiala Jail under minor offences due to coronavirus outbreak on Tuesday. Chief Justice Athar Minallah approved bail petitions of the prisoners. The bench also constituted a committee to materialize the release of 408 prisoners on bail. During the hearing, the court remarked that if the prisoners could not satisfy the committee , they would not be freed. The committee included Director General Anti Narcotics Force (ANF), deputy commissioner, I.G. Police and other concerned officials. Earlier, the district administration in Islamabad had decided to release prisoners jailed over minor crimes amid fears of coronavirus outbreak in overcrowded jails.