Coronavirus: Govt plans to release 3,000 prisoners

Sun Online Desk

1st April, 2020 05:52:20 printer

Coronavirus: Govt plans to release 3,000 prisoners

The government has a plan to release 3000 prisioners in a bid to avoid the risk of transmission of novel coronavirus in the country.

The jail authorities have already sent a proposal to the home ministry after preparing a list of those prisoners, who are now in different jails of  the country. 

Mahbubul Islam, jailer of Dhaka Central Jail, came up with the information, says media report on Wednesday.

Abrar Hossain, additional inspector general of prisons informed media that this proposal was sent as per the directive of the ministry concerned to contain COVID-19 disease.

He said “The list of three thousand prisoners, who are in different jails for minor offences, has been sent to the ministry.”