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3 prisoners released on humanitarian grounds on [email protected]

Panaji, Oct 2 (IANS) Three prisoners serving varying sentences in Goa’s prisons were released on humanitarian grounds on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, as per a special remission scheme of the Union Home Ministry, a prisons official said on Wednesday.

Those released on October 2, included Darshan Sawkar (56) who was serving a life sentence for allegedly murdering her elder sister in 2013, the official said.

The two others released on humanitarian grounds are Illiyazar Tite (32) and John Fernandes (25), both of whom were sentenced to three years imprisonment in 2017 for culpable homicide not amounting to murder.



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