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Inmates drink, make extortion call in UP jail

Inmates drink, make extortion call in UP jail

According to reports, a video of inmates drinking and making an extortion call inside the district prison in Uttar Pradesh’s Raebareli is going viral all over social media, forcing the authorities to suspend six prison officials.

The viral video demonstrates shooters, Sohrab and Anshu Dixit, celebrating and partying inside their barracks alongside four others and utilizing a cell phone to demand cash from a merchant.

In the video, Dixit is heard asking the individual via phone to give Rs 10,000 to the jailer at his living residence and Rs 5,000 to the deputy jailer. He likewise asks that the man deliver alcohol and few other things inside the prison facility. Even few bullets are seen lying on Dixit’s bed.

Principal secretary (home and prison) Arvind Kumar said senior superintendent of Raebareli region imprison Pramod Kumar Mishra, jailer Govind Ram Mishra, deputy jailer Ram Chandra Tewari, head jailer Lalta Prasad Pandey and two jailers Ganga Ram and Shiv Mangal Singh were suspended on Monday.

A departmental request has likewise been started against every one of the officers over their supposed carelessness in permitting cell phones, alcohol, cigarettes, different eatables and offensive things inside the correctional facility, Kumar said.

Additional director general (prison) Chandra Prakash said deputy inspector general (prison headquarters) Umesh Srivastava, has been requested to ask into the issue and prescribed further activity against the alleged jail authorities. He said Srivastava has reached Raebareli on Monday morning.

Prakash said the underlying inquiry proposed the video was set up by the jail inmates before November 2 and purposefully made viral via social networking site. He said the four prison inmates unmistakable in the video have just been transferred to various different jails on November 19.

He said Dixit has been moved to Pratapgarh jail, Nikhil Sonker to Sultanpur jail, Ajit Chaubey to Barabanki jail and Shringar Singh to Fatehpur jail. He said two other jail inmates, Sohrab and Sandeep Singh, were moved to Delhi's Tihar jail and Sultanpur jail separately pursuing their court dates around seven days before the viral video surfaced.

Prison authorities had looked through the barracks on November 21 amid which four cell phones were recuperated from detainees highlighting in the video. The jail superintendent had likewise held up a first data report against the inmates and other unidentified individuals for disregarding prison rules and carrying restricted objects inside the jail.