Under pressure, Bhopal Central Jail authorities have put all the inmates under a strict regimen, a week after eight SIMI men were gunned down following their escape from the high-security prison.
The jail officials, many of whom have taken charge recently, are adhering to the jail manual religiously not wanting to leave any room for mistakes.
According to sources, not only the remaining 21 SIMI operatives, but all the other prisoners have been put under a strict regimen.
“Senior officers check the cells of non-SIMI inmates also,” a source said, adding that mobility of nine SIMI operatives in Block B has been totally restricted.
Earlier, they were allowed to move around freely inside the block during the day.
Restrictions have also been imposed on bringing in food items.
“They (inmates) cannot bring in huge quantity of food at one time,” the source said, stressing that the jail manual is being adhered to at every step.
Authorities have put a complete ban on heating of food inside the cells.
Reportedly, the slain SIMI cadres had made keys for the locks of their cells by heating plastic tooth brushes with rotis.
“No one could ever imagine that the SIMI cadres were burning the extra rotis to heat plastic tooth brushes to make keys,” the source said.