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Banda district jail warden alleges threat to life from seniors

india Updated: Jan 17, 2011 15:45 IST

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Warden of Banda district jail Shahnaz Begum, the lone jail staffer who had spoken out against rape accused BSP MLA Purshottam Naresh Dwiwedi during the CB-CID probe, has alleged that she was getting life threats from her seniors.

In wake of her allegations, additional director general, Prisons, V K Gupta said that an inquiry has been ordered into the matter.

"I have been getting life threats from seniors, including the jailor and deputy jailor. I have also been removed from the jail duty," Begum, warden of Banda district jail where backward community rape victim was kept, alleged.

She also alleged that during the course of CB-CID probe she was asked by her seniors to keep her mouth shut.

Shahnaz was the lone jail staffer who spoke against the BSP MLA Purshottam Naresh Dwiwedi during the CB-CID probe.

She also threatened to immolate herself to protest against her alleged harassment.

"Whatever I have said was true and I will stand by it. I now want myself to be transferred from here (Banda)," she told reporters in Banda.

"Though the allegation seems to be very vague as the jail warden had not conveyed her fear during the visit of National Commission for Women and even CB-CID, we have ordered an inquiry into it," Gupta said.

He said that IG Prison, Yogesh Shukla has been asked to probe the allegations and submit his report to him by Monday evening.