In a rigorous search operation at Mangaluru Jail led by DCP (Law and Order) K Shantharaju on Wednesday, in the wake of the double murder on Monday, the police yielded contraband which are not supposed to be in possession of prisoners. Following this, prisons department has decided to spruce up the strength of the jail staff.
Times of India reported that in the five-hour operation in which 50 police personnel were involved, 16 cell phones, 8 sim-cards, 7 memory cards, 10 mobile chargers, 6 improvised weapons, mobile batteries, electric wire, cutting pliers, lighters, electrical testers, chilli powder and other implements were found.
Additional Director General of Police (Prisons) Kamal Pant told TOI that jail staff along with police took part in the clean-up. â€śWe have taken serious note of complaints of misuse of the prison by undertrials and removed all objects they are not supposed to be in possession of prisoners,â€ť Pant said, hinting at action against anti-social elements in the jail who threaten jail staff to get their way.
The newspaper reported that the to avoid further malpractice, prisons department has decided to increase strength of jail staff for which it will receive support from Karnataka State Industrial Security Force.
However, Pant said that KSISF will have no role inside the jail. He said that KSISF are deployed only in central prisons, but the government has made an exception in case of Mangaluru jail. The state home department has decided to deploy around 50 KSISF personnel to provide peripheral security, said TOI report.
Police commissioner S Murugan said police found four knives and a dagger with which the 5 accused assaulted Madoor Isubu and his aide Ganesh Shetty on Monday.
In what was a â€śpre-planned murderâ€ť. Madoor was stabbed 40 times and Ganesh happened to be killed by a sharp blow on his head with a blunt weapon, said the TOI report.
This is an aggregated report from Times of India.