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50% prisoners in Maharashtra to be released on temporary bail amid lockdown

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The Maharashtra high powered committee (HPC) has decided to release 50 percent of prisoners on temporary bail lodged across Maharashtra to decongest jails across the state in the wake of the COVID-19. The decision was taken by the committee comprised of Justice AA Sayed (head), Additional chief secretary (home) Sanjay Chahande, and DG prisons SN Pandey. However, the committee has not fixed any time frame for the bail period yet.