The Arthur Road jailMumbai: Dreaded gangsters in prisons will henceforth be moved around so that they stay out of each other’s way.
This was one of the plans the authorities were working on in their effort to prevent flare-ups like the one between members of the Dawood Ibrahim gang and the Chhota Rajan gang inside the Arthur Road jail on Thursday, officials said.
Deputy inspectorgeneral (prison) Sandeep Bishnoi confirmed the decision taken by the jail authorities: “We will seek permission from the court to shift the hard-core and troublesome gangsters from the Arthur Road prison to the other prisons in Maharashtra. We have also instructed jail superintendent Jayant Naik to take adequate measures so that the gangsters from the rival gangs should not converge at a single place.’’
Binshnoi said he was satisfied with security in the jail but added that there was a need for more vigil. The jail authorities have also been told to deploy more force when hardcore criminals are taken from one barrack to another.
The Times of India, August 28, 2005