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SC asks for govt response on detention camp inmates

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Assam Government and Centre asking for an affidavit on a plea to release the detention camp inmates who have already spent 2 years.

Taking up a petition on Tuesday,  the country''s  top court said that the issued could be settled only after considering the response from the Centre and state. 

The petitioner has strongly urged the court to direct the authorities to release half of the inmates in view of the killer COVID19 outbreak which could claim their lives since they have been detained inside a room.

The state has over 750 inmates in 6 detention camps set up inside the jails.

Earlier the top court has asked the govt to released the inmates who have spent 3 years without any break.

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