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Mumbai inmate’s murder: Maharashtra government seeks report on prison DIG episode

Mumbai city news: DIG (prisons) Swati Sathe sent messages through a social networking group to jail officials to support the arrested employees of Byculla jail. ster of state for home Ranjit Patil said that additional director-general of prison BK Upadhyay had been asked to inquire about the episode and submit a report.

mumbai Updated: Jul 10, 2017 20:23 IST
Surendra P Gangan
Manjula Shetye
Manjula Shetye(HT)

The state government sought a report from prison authorities on the DIG Sathe incident.

DIG (prisons) Swati Sathe sent messages through a social networking group to jail officials to support the arrested employees of Byculla jail.

Minister of state for home Ranjit Patil said that additional director-general of prison BK Upadhyay had been asked to inquire about the episode and submit a report.

According to officials from the home department, the prison authority has been asked to submit a report immediately. “Sathe was conducting the administrative probe, especially into the reasons that led to the killing of Manjula Shetye and the rioting that took place after that. The crime branch is probing the case of murder registered against the officials independently. Even then, what she did was uncalled for and has embarrassed the government,” the official said.

Meanwhile, Dhananjay Munde, leader of opposition in the legislative council, demanded Sathe’s suspension and an investigation by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB). “The WhatsApp messages prove that she was trying to help the officials involved in the crime. It would be improper to have such an official in the force,”Munde said.