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Due to Mafia Mukhtar Ansari, officers are shying away from posting in Banda District Jail, which has become the most sensitive jail. For the past several days, Banda Jail has not been able to get a single superintendent. The reason for this is because of Mukhtar’s presence in the jail, the strict watch of the government and the ongoing DM and SP raids.
On March 28, Mukhtar Ansari was shifted to Lucknow jail for a day amid tight security for the hearing of the enemy property case. Picture of Mukhtar Ansari alighting from an ambulance.
Deputy Jailor of Noida Jail, 12 wardens are also giving duty in three shifts
At present, new deputy jailers of Noida have been posted. While 12 wardens of eight different jails of Bareilly range are also under special surveillance. PAC is also on guard for tight security. Eight Wadi Warn cameras, 44 CCTV cameras are also active in the security arrangements. One and a half section PAC inside and 20 PAC personnel are deployed in external security. Every corner of the prison is being monitored.
Jailor of Chitrakoot went on leave during the raid, stayed in hotel
Four jail personnel, including deputy jailer Vireshwar Singh, were suspended after the DM-SP raid in Banda jail. In view of the sensitivity of Banda jail, the jail administration sent a proposal to appoint a superintendent several times, but since the arrival of Mukhtar, the jail superintendent’s chair has been vacant. During the raids in the jail 15 days ago, Virender Verma was on leave for two days and Chitrakoot Jailor Santosh Kumar was in charge of Banda Jail. Santosh Kumar had stayed at the hotel and was not present at the time of the raid.
Mukhtar was brought from Punjab jail to UP after the order of the Supreme Court
Mukhtar Ansari was brought from Roop Nagar Jail in Punjab to Banda Jail on 6 April 2022 following the order of the Supreme Court. After which it was converted into a high security jail. State-of-the-art equipment along with staff for monitoring Mukhtar was also provided to Banda Jail and monitoring of the jail started happening in real time from the video wall of Prison Headquarters.
The post of superintendent has been vacant for a long time, no one wants to be posted
Banda Jail is a divisional level jail headed by a Senior Jail Superintendent. Before going to Punjab, when Mukhtar was lodged in Banda jail, there was no superintendent in the jail. The then jailer Ranjit Singh had let Mukhtar go to Punjab without the permission of the higher officials, due to which he was suspended.
No one wants to take charge because of Mukhtar, no one came to take charge only after being posted. He went on long leave and sent his medical.
Bareilly Jail Superintendent Vijay Vikram Singh was sent by the government to Banda Jail but he did not take charge. Even after giving a warning from the department, he did not go to Banda, after which he was also suspended. Since then, Jailer Pramod Tripathi continued to handle Banda Jail. Three months later, Lalitpur jailer Virendra Singh was sent to Banda in his place. On June 30, the senior superintendent of Lakhimpur jail PP Singh was ordered to be sent to Banda jail, but he also did not take charge and later he was made the superintendent of Barabanki jail.