About 167 prisoners lodged in various Madhya Pradesh jails would be freed on the occasion of Republic Day.

Fourteen more prisoners who have not been convicted for life would be granted 15 days to two months remission, an official release said.

Out of the total 167 prisoners who would be freed on January 26, about 31 would be from Gwalior, 26 from Bhopal and 20 from Indore jails, the release added.