Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: A special court was held at Tihar Central Jail here on Saturday to dispose of cases of petty offenders languishing in jail. Presided over by Metropolitan Magistrate Raj Rani Mitra, the court took up cases of 37 confessing prisoners of which 28 cases were disposed of and the remaining nine were referred back to their regular courts.

This was the 67th special court in succession and so far 3,634 cases of petty crimes have been decided by them. These courts are held on a regular basis inside the jail premises to dispose of petty cases of under-trials who are willing to confess their crimes.