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60 prisoners released from Akola jail to curb overcrowding during COVID-19 outbreak

AKOLA: As many as 60 prisoners were released on bail from Akola district jail, in accordance with the Supreme Court’s order to reduce crowding in prisons during the coronavirus outbreak, an official said on Tuesday.

At least 60 prisoners, who were serving sentences of upto seven years, were released following a health check-up on Monday, Akola jail superintendent A S Sadaphule said.

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