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Central jail inmates protest

Inmates of Parappana Agrahara Central Jail on Tuesday urged the prisons department head to fullfill their demands including food from outside.

Published: 18th October 2017 02:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th October 2017 09:05 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Inmates of Parappana Agrahara Central Jail on Tuesday urged the prisons department head to fullfill their demands including food from outside.Sources said  Prisons’ Additional Director General of Police N S Megharikh inspected the jail in the morning, since Karnataka State Human Rights Commission that was to visit the prison the same day.

During his visit, prisoners protested and demanded that they be provided parole facilities, releases based on good conduct, remissions and food from outside besides being allowed visits of family members which were made strict recently. On August 15 and October 2, no prisoners were released for good conduct though this has been the norm in the past. 

Police said the visit was prompted by the submission of a report on the jail’s condition by Prisons Deputy Inspector General D Roopa. The report had dealt with alleged VIP treatment being given to prisoners. Prisoners who had provided intelligence inputs to DIG Roopa were allegedly beaten up and shifted to other jails.  KSHRC officials including the acting chairperson Meera C Saksena visited the prison at around 12 noon and left at 3 pm. 

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