The authorities in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh have refused to accept the animals, saying it would create problems for them.
"We received the last batch in June last year. We got a lot of criticism for this in the state at that time too," the state's chief forest conservator, PC Shukla, told the BBC.
"Now, Delhi wants to send another lot but we are not interested. This is their problem they should be able to tackle it."
The simian prisoners are currently being held in a makeshift monkey jail outside of Delhi, but those conditions will not last. It's the same age-old crime and punishment dilemma.