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Police raids on Bihar jails

December 08, 2004 13:15 IST
Last Updated: December 08, 2004 14:07 IST

The Patna high court on Wednesday ordered a thorough search of various jails in the state, including the offices of prison officials.
Also see: Crime situation in Bihar beyond control: HC

The court has asked raiding parties to seize prohibited articles like mobile phones from prison inmates.

On Tuesday, annoyed by the rising crime graph in the state, the high court had said the crime situation in Bihar appeared to have gone "beyond control." 

A division bench comprising acting Chief Justice Nagendra Rai and Justice S N Hussain directed the state's chief secretary, director general of police, home secretary and inspector general of prisons to start the searches immediately
in Beur Jail under the supervision of district and sessions judge, Patna.

The judges instructed that the raids be conducted by the Bihar Military Police without any involvement of the jail security staff.

The court was hearing a PIL filed by the Indian Medical Association (Bihar) alleging that criminals were targeting doctors for extortion.

The judges took strong exception to reports of West Champaran police superintendent lodging an FIR against a journalist for reporting the news of a doctor of Narkatiaganj receiving extortion threats from Manoj Mishra, an inmate of Bettiah jail.

The SP has been asked to appear before the court on Monday.

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Sub: Patna high court order.

The Patna high court on Wednesday ordered a thorough search of various jails in the state, including the offices of prison officials. A yery appropiate ...

Posted by galichandrashekhar

Sub: Why was this revealed?

Why did the court reveal this? Now this will give plenty of time for all the criminals to hide whatever they have been doing . ...

Posted by Nagendra Srinivas

Sub: Bihar jails

kvm/pr/103 From the beginning UP and Bihar are notorious in many cases, especially in administration. U P has slightly improved , but Bihar has gone ...

Posted by k.v.menon

Sub: Way to go HC...

High Courts decission has put back faith of billion Indians that three is a hope for imporvement and we Indians can walk with head High. ...

Posted by manish

Sub: Jail raids,

The raids should be sincere not mere formality. Thanks--ASIF LARI. ALIGARH. ...

Posted by Asif Lari


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