Maharashtra Jails To Use Drones To Forestall Fights Amongst Inmates

Many cases of clashes have been reported up to now amongst inmates. (Representational)


Authorities at Maharashtra’s Nashik jail have began utilizing drones to maintain a verify on prisoners and forestall fights amongst them. Earlier in April Maharashtra jail division had procured 12 drones with cameras and an evening imaginative and prescient facility to help within the monitoring of safety at some main jails within the state.

Two targets are sought to be fulfilled by utilizing drones- first to control inmates within the jails and the opposite to guard jail properties from theft, officers stated.

The drones will likely be used at Maharashtra’s eight central prisons of Yerawada, Kolhapur, Harsul (Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar), Nashik Highway, Thane, Taloja, Nagpur and Amravati, officers had earlier stated.

Drones will even be given to the 2 open prisons of Visapur (Ahmednagar) and Morshi (Amrawati) and to 2 district prisons at Chandrapur and Kalyan, the officers added.

Many cases of clashes, a few of theme deadly have been reported up to now amongst inmates throughout varied jails throughout the nation. The most recent amongst them which grabbed media consideration was the homicide of gangster Tillu Tajpuriya by members of a rival gang inside Delhi’s Tihar jail.

Tillu Tajpuriya was murdered on Might 2 and your entire incident was being captured on the CCTV put in within the jail. The jail guards allegedly largely remained as mute spectators of the homicide.

Following Tillu Tajpuriya’s homicide as many as 99 jail officers of Tihar jail have been transferred. The motion got here after CCTV footage of the killing of Tillu Tajpuriya surfaced, which confirmed that fellow inmates continued stabbing the prime accused of the Rohini Court docket shootout in entrance of uniformed personnel, who didn’t intervene.

The police personnel may very well be seen standing close to Tillu Tajpuriya, mendacity on the ground, and watching three males stabbing the gangster with weapons, original out of lockup grills.

Later, 9 Tihar Jail officers, together with the assistant superintendent, have been suspended on this matter.

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