There are 436 active COVID-19 cases in Banda, and so far, 10 people have succumbed to the disease in the district.
Reports of 182 had come out on Wednesday night, a day after 42 others were found infected. This has triggered panic at the jailed premises which is bursting at the seams.
Modi told the delegates that the NDA government had decided on "Mukti Daan" to set free old and ailing jail inmates on compassionate grounds.
The EDMC has asked the prisons department of the government to pay Rs 6,03,44,062 for shifting prisoners from Tihar to Mandoli without getting completion certificate from it.