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Imprisonment of 30 days to be pardoned from sentence period of entitled prisoners

03 Sep 2018

On the holy occasion of Shrikrishna Janmotsav, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced that 30 days imprisonment will be pardoned from the period of the entitled prisoners who are serving sentence in the jails of the state. He approved to the department’s proposal for providing items of daily use like bindi, bangles, sindur and hair bands to female prisoners and toothpaste, brush and shaving kit for male prisoners. CM Chouhan was addressing the Shrikrishna Janmotsav Samaroh held at the Central Jail in Bhopal on September 3. He also E-dedicated open jails of Indore and Sagar.

CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that per-day remuneration of skilled prisoners will be increased from Rs. 110 to 120. Similarly, remuneration for those prisoners who are unskilled will be increased from Rs. 62 to 72. This will also be linked with the price index for a constant increase in remuneration.

The Chief Minister further mentioned that the government will cooperate with the Jail Department. He said that an ideal situation will only take place when the society becomes crime free and the number of jails comes down. CM Chouhan stated that nobody is a habitual criminal. Crime takes place because of adverse conditions and behavioural disorders. Hidden creative talent is found in every individual, including inmates of a jail. There is a need for creating the necessary environment for the demonstration of creative potentials. After completing the punishment, prisoners should return to society as responsible citizens.

Shrikrishna Janmotsav was celebrated with traditional fervour and gaiety at the Bhopal Central Jail. Preparations were made by the prisoners with enthusiasm. On his arrival at the premises of the Bhopal Central Jail, the Chief Minister was offered a salute by the Armed Guards and was accorded welcome by the bhajan mandlis of the prisoners. He saw tableau of Shrikrishna Janmotsav. Bhajan recital based on Lord Shrikrishna’s leela and cultural programmes took place on the occasion.

Darshan at Shri Radha Krishna Mandir

Prior to this, CM Chouhan visited Shri Radha Krishna Mandir at Aheer Mohalla of Barkhedi and offered prayers.