JD(S) legislator, film producer and realtor E Krishnappa said that his life was under threat and a contract was given to eliminate him.
“I have definite information that a Rs 25 lakh supari was given to a few youths from Odisha to eliminate me and Rs 10 lakh was paid as advance. As per my information, the contract was given by a few jail inmates. I immediately alerted the police. Though they have arrested a few people, police are yet to nab the kingpins,” he said.
JD(S) member MC Nanaiah urged the government to provide adequate protection to Krishnappa. Home Minister R Ashok said he would make a detailed statement on Wednesday in this regard.
Jammers in jail soon
Prisons Minister A Narayanaswamy said that body scanners and jammers will be installed in all jails to prevent the inmates from using banned materials like weapons, drugs and cell phones.
He was replying to a call attention moved by JD(S) member MC Nanaiah on the growing illegal activities in jails. “Although baggage scanners and metal detectors had been installed in most of the jails and surprise checks are being done on a regular basis, the incidences of inmates using banned materials continue to be reported,” he said. There were also reports that these items are being smuggled in by anal insertion.
He said that the jammers have already been installed in Banaglore and Mysore jails and Belgaum and Bellary jails will get it soon.
Nanaiah accused the jail authorities of colluding with the inmates to facilitate the transportation of banned materials and urged the Minister to act tough with these officials. Deputy leader of Opposition in the Council Dayanand Reddy suggested that prisons authorities record the voices of the jail inmates to find out who is talking to whom.