Mangaluru, Nov 16, 2015: It is reliably stated that even after two weeks after twin murders inside the Mangaluru District Prison, it is still awaiting the arrival of KISF - Karnataka Industrial Security Force personnel for peripheral security and installation of mobile jammers in the premises.
In the sensitivity of the situation here , the State government made an exemption and issued a notification two months ago for deploying KISF personnel for peripheral security. About 40 personnel of the newly formed KISF have been sanctioned for the Mangaluru prison, which has been treated on par with a Central prison.
Following the murder of Chhota Shakeel’s alleged associate Madoor Isubbu and his aide Ganesh Shetty in the prison on November 2, the Additional Director General of Police (Prisons) Kamal Pant went on record that the KISF personnel would be in place by November 18.
DGP Pant said the deployment has to be made by the State police. “Because of logistic reasons there has been a delay. The matter is being pursued. The personnel will be deployed shortly,” he said. KISF personnel have already been deployed for peripheral security at the Belagavi Central Prison.
Plans existed for installing a mobile jammer, which has been lying idle in the prison for over a year. DGP Pant said that a year ago Electronics Corporation of India Ltd. and the Public Works Department had been asked to install the jammers. “We had even deposited the money required,” Pant added that the matter was being pursued, the proposal for installation of 33 closed circuit television cameras in the old block of the prison was waiting for the government’s approval.
Meanwhile, the new Superintendent of the Mangaluru Prison Krishna Murthy has taken up the work of clearing the premises of contraband items. Faulty bulbs are being replaced and the drinking water facilities are being improved.It is very essential that all care is taken to see all security matters in proper place soon.