Accused of 157 charges was punished for more than 4380-days spanning 12-years under custody, there aroused an emerged sadness when Nirmalakka, a citizen a Telangana, is asked how she is feeling after set free.

She tears up and said, “I don’t want to say anything.”

In 2007, Nirmalakka was detained along with her husband Chandrashekar Reddy from Raipur, Chhattisgarh.

A number of criminal cases were registered against Mr. and Mrs. Reddy, including cases from cities of Dantewada and Bastar. She is found guilty of 157 cases. Several charges related to Naxals, she was recognized as DKAMS ( Dandkarnya Krantikari Adivasi Mahila Sangathan) Secretary.

However, due to lack of evidence, she was released one-by-one from all the courts where the cases were lodged, across 12-years. But over the sheer number of cases filed against her, Nirmalakka was detained in prison.

After spending around 10-years, Mr. Reddy was released in December 2017. On April 2, she was released in the final court case against her.

However, fresh cases kept being lodged against her in 2007, 2008, 2014, and 2015. However, there was a lack of any evidence to prove that she was involved in any of the cases.

On being asked what she would do after set free over a long period of 12-years imprisonment, Nirmalakka quits and bursts into tears.

She was quoted saying, “I just want to spend time with my family.”

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