The Supreme Court Legal Aid Committee (SCLAC) has sought for the list of and the details about the prisoners aged more than 75 years from the authorities of five jails including Dhaka Central Jail.
The other four jails are Kashimpur-1, 2, 3 and 4.
The SCLAC yesterday sent a letter to the senior superintendents of the jails, asking them to provide relevant updated information about the aged prisoners (under trial or convicts) so that it (SCLAC) can provide legal aid to them.
In the letter, the SCLAC said it has learnt from various sources that there are old persons aged more than 75 years in some jails in different cases.
The SCLAC has been working for ensuring legal aid service at the Supreme Court. It believes that the jail authorities' cooperation in establishing legal aid service will continue, Ripon Paul Sku, coordinator of SCLAC, told The Daily Star citing the letter.