Madras HC recently took cognizance of the spread of COVID’19 among the inmates in jail. A writ petition of Habeas Corpus was filed in Madras High Court where it came to the Court’s attention that the Petitioner’s husband was suffering from COVID’19.
After taking into account the case of Petitioner’s husband and the fact that a lot of people in Central prison Puzhal were suffering from COVID’19 the court directed the Additional Public Prosecutor to look into the following,
- The number of prisoners who have been affected by COVID ’19 in Central Prison and other prisons of other districts
- Whether proper treatment is being provided to the patients affected by the aforementioned disease?
- How many prisoners infected with COVID ’19 have recovered?
- Whether the Prisoner’s Infected need to be released for treatment for COVID ’19?