Belagavi: Mangaluru Jail Incidents Effect – Security for Bannanje Raja Beefed up

Belagavi: The echo of the undesirable incidents of in-house fight and killings in Mangaluru jail earlier this week was felt in Hindalga central jail in distant Belagavi.

Two undertrials, Madoor Yusuf and Ganesh Shetty, were killed by some other inmates inside the prison premises in Mangaluru. The two slain men are believed to have been associated with don Chhota Shakeel.

In view of the past rivalries in the underworld and because of undercurrents within gangs, security for Bannanje Raja who has been lodged here has been beefed up.

He is said to be facing threats from both within and outside the jail. In view of this, he has been kept in the high-security cell meant for those facing the gallows.

He has been allotted a cell in front of other two convicted men whose mercy petitions have been turned down by the president of India – Saibanna Natikar and alleged sex pervert Umesh Reddy.

Strict surveillance and monitoring is being conducted. Since Raja has complained of health issues, he has been provided with his necessities to keep up his health. Two newspapers are being provided to him also.

Because of the safety aspects, Raja has requested to subjected to hearings by video conferencing.

However, the jail authorities have told him that such a facility can be given only upon a court order.

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