SC constitutes committee to look into jail reforms across country
The bench, also comprising justices S Abdul Nazeer and Deepak Gupta, had earlier perused the draft of terms of reference of the committee which was prepared by Additional Solicitor General (ASG) A N S Nadkarni and advocate Gaurav Agrawal, who is assisting the court as an amicus curiae in the matter.
The apex court had on August 5 expressed displeasure that several states had not yet appointed the board of visitors who regularly inspect prisons to ensure that they are being run in accordance with rules.
It had taken strong exception to overcrowd of jails across the country and said prisoners also have human rights and cannot be kept like "animals".
It had earlier passed a slew of directions over unnatural deaths in jails and on prison reforms across India.