Lohan Ratwatte's resignation came as the Tamil political parties sought his resignation and arrest after he allegedly forced two Tamil prisoners in to kneel before him and threatened to kill them.
Tamil parties in Sri Lanka demand resignation of prison minister for death threat to Tamil prisoners
Minister Lohan Ratwatte allegedly visited the Anuradhapura prison on September 12 and forced two prisoners to kneel and threatened to kill them, according to media reports.
On Monday, a Taliban commander strolled through its empty halls and cell blocks, showing his friends where he had once been imprisoned.
The inmates suffered injuries after they attacked each other with sharp edged-objects inside jail number 3.
Officials from the jail administration said in various Indian cities, radios have come handy in lowering stress and keeping inmates engaged in creativity.
An in-house inquiry was conducted by the DIG which found the complicity of one Deputy Superintendent, two Assistant Superintendents and a Warder who have been suspended.
Authorities are still investigating the cause but the preliminary investigation pointed to a short circuit in one of the block's cell, the Jakarta Police Chief said.
The HC observed that the trial court, without analysing discrepancies and doubts in the case of the prosecution, has mechanically come to the conclusion that the appellants' guilt was beyond doubt.
Thoothukudi native Jahir Hussein escaped the prison after he was deployed on laundry duty.
Brahma Naidu had stopped his bike to read a poster put up by rebels calling to observe September 13 as Political Prisoners' Rights Day. Sources say the explosives were set up to injure cops.
In 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government amended the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, allowing authorities to categorize individuals as terrorists.
A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice Suraj Govindaraj passed the order directing the ACB to submit the details in a sealed cover by August 25, 2021.
Prisoners will be allowed to have visitors again from August 16. The Prisons department had suspended visitation across the State from April 27 due to the second wave of Covid.
According to the prosecution, the accused took the minor girl to his bedroom and sexually assaulted her.
A Tihar prison inmate was found dead in his cell and his two cellmates were found injured on Wednesday morning.