Gujarat High Court directs the jail authorities and several other state machinery like police department to contact prisoners family to know if their basic necessities are fulfilled or not and if not then same should be provided to them as per the government scheme for the poor that has been initiated after the lockdown was announced.This order has been passed because of the reason that family of the prisoners should not suffer. Families of many prisoners are facing financial trouble and while prisoners accused of less serious charges where punishment is less than 7 years have been granted temporary bail so that they can help their family financially amid this coronavirus pandemic, many other prisoners facing serious charges could not be granted bail on various grounds.

(BY SAMARTH GOGIA)