A four-foot Indian Cobra was rescued from Taloja central jail in Navi Mumbai on Thursday morning. A few inmates had spotted the venomous snake near the kitchen around 8.30am and informed the officials.
Police constable Raju Pore caught the snake before it could enter the inmates’ cell and carefully placed it in a bag. The snake was then released into the wild.
Shamkant Shendge, additional senior jailer of Taloja jail, said, “The snake probably made its way into the jail from the hills nearby. Thankfully, Pore caught it before it could have attacked anyone. We appreciate his bravery.”
The Taloja jail, which has the capacity to accommodate 2,124 inmates, presently has around 2,000 inmates.
More than 60% of its inmates are from places like Mumbai, Thane and Kalyan, among others. Several gang members of underworld gangsters such as Chhota Rajan, Ravi Pujari and Bharat Nepali are lodged in this jail.