Released on bail, two tests of Haryana test positive for Covid-19

CHANDIGARH: Two undervaluations in Haryana, who had been released on bail, tested positive, officials said Sunday. They were arrested last week for riots and other charges and later released on bail from Bhondsi prison in Gurugram.

A Rewari judge before whom they were presented a day after his arrest and 13 others, including some court employees present during the hearing and the police officers who had escorted the subsequent ones, were quarantined at the home, the officials said. officials.

On May 12, the day of his arrest, the health department collected the trial samples and the following day they were released on bail. On Saturday, her report was positive.

The inmates have been admitted to an isolation room at the Rewari Civil Hospital. The authorities at the Bhondsi prison have been informed.

Previously, an underground plant maintained in the isolation room of the Sonepat District Prison was found infected with coronavirus. Later he was admitted to the civil hospital.

A jail official released in the Gurugram district had also contracted the infection a month ago while on vacation in his hometown of Bhiwani, authorities said.

However, the Haryana jail minister said Sunday that there have been no cases of a virus outbreak in several state jails.

As such, there is no case of any prisoner in prison testing positive for coronavirus. Even in the case of these sub-trials, they are kept separate and not directly housed with other prisoners, he said.

The state has nearly 20,000 prisoners in 19 jails, including three central prisons: one in Ambala and two in Hisar.

He said that in view of the prevailing pandemic situation, the Haryana government has made the COVID test and the 14-day quarantine mandatory for prisoners returning from provisional bail, parole, residence permit or pretrial detention from the police.

The COVID test has also been made mandatory for prison staff returning to jails after taking advantage of the license for emerging reasons, Chautala said.

Such prison staff will be able to rejoin their regular duties only upon receiving the COVID negative test report and the aptitude report from the prison Medical Officer, he said.

The Haryana government had recently extended the duration of parole or provisional bail for prisoners convicted of coronavirus by another six weeks.

Up to 3,817 prisoners were released last month on provisional or regular bail, parole, or extended parole. The state government decided to release convicted prisoners who face up to seven years in prison and minors under similar prison terms.

Foreigners, however, are not included in this. Furthermore, convicted prisoners in cases such as drug smuggling, rape, acid attack are not among those released.

In view of the extraordinary circumstances prevailing due to the pandemic, the reported increase in the number of people infected with Covid across the country and the instructions given by the Supreme Court, readmitting around 4,000 prisoners released on parole or bail Interim at this stage is a huge risk and the risk of infection to existing inmates is likely to increase, Chautala said.

In this context, it was decided that it would be appropriate to extend the term of parole for convicts for another six weeks from the date of their first surrender, he said. The decision to release the prisoners had been made in accordance with the Supreme Court directive to decongest crowded prisons to prevent them from becoming fertile ground for the spread of the coronavirus. A high-powered committee under Judge Rajiv Sharma del and comprised of Additional Chief Clerk (Home), Haryana, Vijai Vardhan and DGP (prisons) K Selvraj, on their recommendation, stated on May 5 that they readmit about 4,000 prisoners Released on probation or provisional release Returning to prison at this stage is a great risk .... The committee was formed by order of the Supreme Court.