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Mangaluru Jail clash : Prisons IGP Kamal Pant visits Prison ; assures stern action

Mangaluru Jail clash : Prisons IGP Kamal Pant visits Prison ; assures stern action


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Nov 3, 2015 : ADGP and IGP (Prisons) Kamal Pant visited the District Jail in the city on November 3, Tuesday in the aftermath of the November 2 clash among under trials that led to the death of two of them namely Madooru Isubu and his associate Ganesh Shetty.


Kamal Pant

 

Kamal Pant

 

Kamal Pant


Speaking to media men after visiting  the prison and taking stock of the situation, he  said the Department has taken the incident very seriously. A thorough internal enquiry is underway to know how the under trials got weapons in their hands, he said adding Anand Reddy, Superintendent of Mysuru Prison has also been asked to investigate the case.

Assuring stern action with regard   to the incident, he also  stated that he would be meeting Mangaluru Police Commissioner to discuss the issue.

On reports that one of the under trials Mohammad Basheer was missing, the IGP said he was  not missing but was in the jail.  "He was hiding  out of fear following the clash," he added.

The IGP also stated that stern action will follow if any jail staff  was found to have been involved in the November 2 clash.

 He further  stated that nearly 40 CISF personnel would be  deployed in the prison as a security measure within the next 15 days and added a proposal has also been placed to install additional CCTVs in prisons. He also pointed out that there were no CCTVs in the old prison building in Mangaluru.

The IGP informed that  as the new prison building which can accommodate 200 inmates, presently has 400 inmates, some would be shifted  to the old building.

He also refused to comment on the cause of the clashes.

Fingers pointed towards jail staff : In another development, an under trial named Faizal who was being taken to court on Tuesday told some media men that the  clashes that led to the murder of two inmates were abetted by the jail personnel.

"A jail staff named Chakresh had brought a knife  in a blue colour packet and had handed it over to the accused  on November 1 Sunday night at around 11.30 pm," he alleged.

’’Jail staff Puttanna and Rajesh opened the cell of the  first accused on Monday though usually , some other cells used to be opened first," he claimed.

Faizal also stated that he has passed on this information to ADGP Kamal Pant who visited the prison on Tuesday.


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