Sangrur inmates video:Jail suptd, 4 senior officers suspended after probe
Following the inquiry marked by IG Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh, the jail department has suspended five senior officers on Wednesday. Inmates had made allegations on these officers in a video shot in Sangrur district jail premises. The orders issued by principal secretary jails, R Venkat Ratnam, said that the allegations were found to be true after investigation.
The officers are jail superintendent Sangrur, Iqbal Singh Brar; deputy superintendent currently posted as superintendent district jail Roopnagar (OPS), Amrik Singh; assistant superintendent, currently posted as deputy superintendent sub jail Malerkotla (OPS) Parduman Singh; assistant superintendent new jail Nabha Jagtar Singh; and head warder Jasminder Singh.
Ratnam and Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh could not be contacted despite repeated attempts.
On October12, 2018, in a video shot in district jail premises, five undertrials and two convicts can be seen accusing jail superintendent of demanding ₹1 lakh bribe for not implicating them in false cases. After the video went viral on social media, SSP Sandeep Garg had ordered a probe into the claims.
The video had also raised questions on how a cell phone could have been smuggled into the jail even as authorities claim that the prisons are heavily guarded.
The Congress party in Udupi district requested the police and district administration to remove Vinayak Damodar Savarkar's posters installed on the backdrop of Independence Day celebrations. Their move comes after Karnataka Police on August 15 imposed Section 144 in parts of Shivamogga district after a clash over Savarkar and Tipu Sultan's banners at Ameer Ahmed circle on Independence Day. Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra said nobody should take the law into their hands at any cost.
At least 27 kanwariyas were injured, eight of them seriously, when a bus bound to Kishanganj from Deoghar hit the divider on NH-31 near Kajra bridge under Dagarua police station about 15km from Purnia district headquarters on Wednesday morning. Station house officer, Dagarua Ramchandra Mandal claimed the accident took place due to the negligence of the bus driver. An injured, identified as Ghan Shyam Pandit, said they were returning from Deoghar and were on their way to Chhatarghat in Kishanganj.
The women's wing of the Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday filed a complaint with the Karnataka State Women's Commission, seeking action against former minister and Congress MLA Priyank Kharge over his lewd remark that women seeking government jobs in the BJP-ruled state have to give sexual favours. "MLA Priyank Kharge has spoken out against women during an event in Kalaburagi on August 12," AAP's Bengaluru women's wing president, Kushala Swamy, told reporters here.
LUCKNOW: Bharatiya Janata Party MP Harish Dewedi has asked Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath to declare Basti and eastern UP as drought-hit, the second UP leader to make the demand in view of deficient rainfall in large parts of the state. According to the India meteorological department data, Uttar Pradesh has received 45% less rainfall this monsoon till August 16.
A truck rammed into the official car of Madhya Pradesh minister Tulsiram Silawat in Dewas district of the state when he was travelling to Bhopal with his family members, but all of them escaped unhurt, a police official said. The incident occurred around 10 pm on Tuesday on Dewas Bypass road, he said. Police officials reached the spot after the accident and the driver of the truck was detained.