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Around hundered prisoners to be released on 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has decided to release to 158 more prisoners on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

The number of prisoners to be released on Gandhi Jayanti could be around 600 and the final list is being ; prepared by the Union Home Ministry in close coordination with state governments and the union territory administrations.

According to a Home Ministry official, under the scheme for special remission to prisoners to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, so far 1,424 prisoners have been released by states and Union territories in two phases — on October 2, 2018, and April 6, 2019.

Prisoners, including politicians convicted in cases of murder, rape or corruption.

The other categories of prisoners who will not be considered for amnesty are persons convicted for an offence; for which punishment of death has been specified as one of the punishments, persons convicted for an ;offence for which punishment of life imprisonment has been specified as one of the punishments.

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