The plea was submitted before the Supreme Court on March 25 by a voluntary organization named ‘Justice and Liberty Initiative’.
The plea, according to reports, demanded the release of those people who have completed more than two years in the detention camps.
The plea also quoted the statement made by the minister of state for Home Affairs in Rajya Sabha on March 11, in which he stated that there are 802 persons in six detentions centres in the State.
At least 10 people died in detention in 2019.
The plea stated that the detainees would be more vulnerable to get affected by coronavirus in the detention centres as they are already overcrowded.
In Assam, the number of coronavirus cases rose to 28 on Tuesday.
Till now, no death has been reported from the State.
Meanwhile, in India witnessed a steep rise in COVID-19 cases in the past one week.
In the country, 4,789 people have contracted coronavirus so far. A total of 124 people also lost their lives.