//Jail without trial: SC notice to UP Govt.

Jail without trial: SC notice to UP Govt.

New Delhi, Feb. 6. (PTI): Taking cognizance of a news report about a 70-year-old man languishing in a jail in Faizabad for 38 years without trial, the Supreme Court today issued notices to the Uttar Pradesh Government and the Registrar General of Allahabad High Court.

A Division Bench, headed by Chief Justice Y K Sabharwal, asked the UP Government and Allahabad High Court Registrar General to file replies by next Monday.

Jagjivan Ram Yadav is in jail since 1968 when he allegedly killed his neighbour’s wife. His bail application has been rejected by the trial court as all records relating to his case were missing from the police files.