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'Jail rules stringent again after BSY exit'

Normal services have resumed in Parapanaagarahar Central Prison after former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa's exit from jail on bail, even as churning has started outside — noticeably, with the transfer of a lokayukta police wing official.

india Updated: Nov 11, 2011 00:54 IST
HT Correspondent

Normal services have resumed in Parapanaagarahar Central Prison after former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa's exit from jail on bail, even as churning has started outside — noticeably, with the transfer of a lokayukta police wing official.

Sources in the jail said rules were bent during the former CM's (popularly known as BSY) 23-day stint. After he walked out on Tuesday, they are back in force.

According to the sources, the rules were bent to suit the former CM and his stream of visitors. Rules stipulate inmates are to be unlocked around 6.45am, but two to three days after BSY arrived, the barracks were opened only after 7.30am.

Timings for visits were flouted and even closed-circuit television cameras were shut down when the former CM's visitors came, a source added. "The names and addresses of his visitors were not recorded in the log as stipulated."

The sources said some inmates had managed to record a video showing power minister Shobha Karandlaje and her associates walking inside the prison towards BSY's cell on Sunday.

VS Raja, deputy inspector general of prisons, said no rules were violated during Yeddyurappa's stay in jail.

Meanwhile on Thursday, additional director general of police (ADGP) Jeevan Kumar V Gaonkar was transferred from the lokayukta police wing to the administrative wing in the police headquarters. Gaonkar's team had arrested Yeddyurappa.