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99 per cent of convicts being awarded RI may actually be undergoing simple imprisonment in reality.
Two murder convicts sentenced to rigorous imprisonment were recently found loitering in Tihar jail by an inspecting Judge who passed critical comments on lax rules in prisons.
This has triggered a debate whether rigorous imprisonment really means the rigours of prison like hard labour.
A look at different jail manuals in the country shows that 99 per cent of the convicts being awarded RI may actually be undergoing simple imprisonment in reality.
Sentenced to undergo RI in Delhi's Tihar jail, an ex-IPS officer looks after the library while another convict, also undergoing RI, dishes out legal aid.
Many of those convicted to undergo rigorous imprisonment in various other prisons may actually be serving just simple imprisonment as the jails do not have enough work for the convicts.
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