Gulbarga: On the occasion of Independence Day celebrations and on the order of Karnataka government, 27 prisoners, including two women, were released from Central Prison Gulbarga based on their good conduct in the jail, here on Monday.
District In-charge Minister Sharanprakash Patil and Principal District and Sessions Judge B V Patil gave away the release certificates to the prisoners. He said that the inmates should continue their good conduct even outside the jail and should lead a good life. “Don’t not take to crime at any cost.”
Principal District & Sessions Judge B V Patil said that the inmates who have been released may face a lot of hardships in returning to the mainstream society. “You shouldn’t loose your calm or temper at any point of time and should lead a peaceful life. Involve yourself in social activities to build a good life.”
Gulbarga South MLA Dattatreya Patil Revoor said that the prisoners should be involved in nation building as they are being released on Independence Day, which we won after lakhs of people sacrificed their life for the nation.
“Consider this as your new birth. Forget your past and try to lead a new life,” said Deputy Commissioner Ujwalkumar Ghosh. The prisoners who were released are Ummanna Chandappa Pawar, Dakappa Chandappa Pawar, Shivmurthy Virupanna, Bharamappa Pavadappa, Balappa Yamanappa, Shanmukha Bairappa, Dhooliba Bairappa, Panchu alias Panchappa Bairappa, Khandappa Subanappa, Subash Patil Tukaram Patil, Padmavati Ashok Guthedar, Jagappa Ramayya Kalala, Gundamma alias Anita Shivanand, Shama Durgappa, Kupendraraya Revanasiddappa, Mallappa Shantamallappa, Ahmed Ali Ibrahim Qureshi, Mohammed Mahaboob Bandeli, Jotaiah Kashaiah, Veerendra Basavannappa, Shantakumar Vishwanath, Babu Gundappa, Umakanth Mahalingappa Panchagatti, Mahadev Revanappa, Sunil Vincent Fernandez Robert D’souza, Pandith alias Panda Maanik and Basavaraj Kallappa Dagga.
The joy and happiness on the faces of prisoners were palpable as they had served 10 to 16 years in the jail. “I have spent 14 years and eight months in jail. Till 2009 I was lodged in Central Prison in Bengaluru. This is a new birth to me and I will lead the rest of my life happily with my wife,” said Subash Patil.