Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on 13 September announced that it would release 700 life convicts who had been serving their imprisonment for long in prison across the state on the occasion of the birth anniversary of late former Chief Minister CN Annadurai on 15 September.
Making the announcement in the state assembly, Stalin said that the life sentence of the 700 convicts would be commuted and they would be granted premature release on humanitarian grounds and as a gesture of goodwill.
An official order regarding the release of the convicts will be issued by the DMK government soon.
Addressing the assembly, Chief Minister Stalin said that his government had withdrawn 5,570 cases registered against those who protested against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Kudankulam nuclear plant, methane and neutrino projects, Chennai-Salem 8 way lane expressway project.
Stalin had earlier announced his decision to withdraw these cases. The state government on 13 September issued a GO to this effect.
The Tamil Nadu government has urged the Justice Aruna Jagadeesan committee probing the Tuticorin police firing and Justice Arumughasamy commission probing Jayalalithaa death to submit their final report soon, Stalin informed.
Stalin said that his government will constitute a police commission to get first-hand knowledge of the demands and needs of cops.
“A police commission will be constituted again to recommend ways to strengthen the relationship between police and public, necessary schemes and new training programmes for police personnel,” Stalin said.
Stalin announced that cases registered by the previous AIADMK regime against those who had staged protests against NEET and TASMAC shops would also be withdrawn. He also recalled that a total of 5,570 cases registered against those who protested against the Citizenship Amendment Act, methane and neutrino projects, Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant and eight-lane Chennai-Salem highway proposal, among others, have been withdrawn.