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Inauguration of Free Legal Aid Cell in Central Jail Jammu Kotbhalwal

 

Sh. Navin Agarwal IPS, Director General Prisons, Jammu & Kashmir during inauguration of Free Legal Aid Cell in Central Jail Jammu Kotbhalwal by the Chief Justice (Acting) Virender Singh alongwith Justice J P Singh and Justice Mohd. Yaqoob Mir at Central Jail Jammu Kotbhalwal.

Kotbhalwal (Jammu) - J&K, May 29th '2012: With an aim to provide speedy justice, the Central Jail Jammu got state’s first free Legal Aid Clinic to addresses the grievances of the Inmates on 29.05.2012.

The first of its kind, a free legal aid clinic was this evening inaugurated by the Chief Justice (Acting) Virender Singh alongwith Justice J P Singh and Justice Mohd. Yaqoob Mir at Central Jail Jammu Kotbhalwal. While addressing the gathering Director General of Prisons Shri Navin Agarwal, IPS said that Inmate should utilize this opportunity and know about their rights. Creating awareness amongst the Inmates who are unaware is of paramount importance. Legal support though the medium of this Legal Aid Cell can help them to plead their cases in a better way. Commissions and the reasons thereof can dilute once there is strong legal support as it is because of this that the truth can be brought out. Many a times, this cannot be ruled out, wrong persons are axed because of lack of evidence and circumstances of a particular case. The poor prisoners involved in these cases who cannot afford services of legal practitioners, suffer. By way of beginning of the legal aid cells, the possibility of mistaking involvement can be corrected. This beginning will no doubt go a long way in bringing improvement in the prisoner’s fate. The Free Legal Aid Cell will definitely be showing results and that too within no time.

There are 14 Jails across Jammu & Kashmir including two Central Jails, ten District and two Sub District but under action plan 2012-13, every Jail will have free Legal Aid Clinics. The Retainer Lawyer will be an agency, helping Inmates in solving their grievances by writing applications, filing Public Interest Litigations, drafting and other petitions, the Justice.

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