Television sets removed from Puzhal prison

A senior officer said the television sets and radios provided by the prison department have been removed.

Published: 15th September 2018 06:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th September 2018 06:08 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Eighteen television sets and FM radios were removed from Puzhal prison on Friday after the department ordered an enquiry based on a news report on inmates enjoying luxuries like access to cellphones and even branded shoes to play badminton.

A senior officer said the television sets and radios provided by the prison department have been removed. “The mobile phones were smuggled in and an enquiry is on and stringent action will be taken. Also, officials are finding means to stop the connections to charge mobiles,” he said.

The officer further added that inmates in A-class prisons are provided with mattresses and are allowed to do work, including painting their room walls, and working in the kitchen.

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  • T M Ramesh

    The nexus between the culprits & the law enforcers is evident. The scam laden government & its departments run on underhand dealings. The corruption has percolated so deep even upright officers have to toe the unscrupulous path. There should be a radical change & the oppressed honest officers should take complete control & weed out the dishonest !!
    1 year ago reply
  • Joseph Anandaraj.M

    So convicted criminals and law enforcing authorities are in collusion to break the land of the law. If goods and services can be smuggled into an high security prison
    1 year ago reply
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