News By/Courtesy: Neha Mishra | 09 Dec 2021 12:50pm IST


  • A Nepali man had been imprisoned for 41 years without trial.
  • He was detained for being under trial when he was mentally unfit to stand trial.
  • Calcutta High Court took suo moto conginzance of this case after it was covered by a newspaper.

A Nepali man who was confined in jail for a long time despite being seen as mentally unsuitable to stand for trial back in 1982 in a forthcoming homicide case, was allowed 5 lakh remuneration by the Calcutta High Court.

He was kept as an undertrial detainee at the Dum Central Correctional Home corresponding to a case that stayed forthcoming before the Additional District and Sessions Judge, Darjeeling starting around 1981. The High Court had mediated suo moto in March 2021 dependent on a Hindustan Times news report and had requested his delivery while keeping the issue concerning his pay forthcoming. The advice showing up for High Court presented that the West Bengal Correctional Services Prisoners (Unnatural Death Compensation) Scheme, 2019 accommodates a greatest remuneration of 5 lakh.

Counsel for State didn't debate something very similar. He presented that the sum can be credited to the record of Dipak Joshi, who is as of now in Nepal with his relatives, through the Consulate of Nepal. Considering something very similar, the High Court guided the State to pay an amount of 5 lakh by moving the sum to Dipak Joshi's record inside about a month and a half. The Court likewise explained that the instalment of pay won't influence different privileges of Dipak Joshi. Further, the State was coordinated to record a consistent report by the following date of hearing.

Section Editor: Kadam Hans | 10 Dec 2021 20:52pm IST

Tags : #suo moto #41 years #undertrial #imprisoned #Calcutta #High Court #compensation #newspaper #Nepali man #mentally unfit

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