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Overcrowded jails linked to the pendency of cases in courts: Supreme Court

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 Feb 2020 8:26 AM GMT

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday observed that overcrowding in jails is linked to the pendency of cases in courts, which impacts the performance of the judicial system. A bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and comprising Justice B.R. Gavai and Surya Kant, making an observation on prison reforms, said it will prioritize issues connected with filling vacancies in prisons across the country and overcrowding of jails. “We know overcrowding is connected with the pendency of cases in courts. That is something we will need to tackle, but we are going to tackle it,” observed the court. (IANS)

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