Port City to get a New Jail

Port City to get a New Jail

Submitted by Newseditor on Wed, 2015-11-11 16:20 Mangaluru: With the coastal region being jolted by increasing number of crimes and with the Mangaluru prison double murder case still afresh, the newly appointed home minister of Karnataka, Dr G Parameshwar visited the port city on Sunday and said that an area of 40 acres has been identified in Konaje where a jail will be set up as the present jail in Mangaluru is outdated and ill equipped. "I have heard of the issues and we will urge Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and the finance ministry to include the same in the next budget," he said adding that issues pertaining to shortage of facilities and personnel too will be tackled soon. He said that a total of 20 CISF personnel will take charge soon and will be posted outside the prison. Jammers and CCTVs too will be installed in the jail premises, he added. With regard to the issue of entry of weapons inside the jail to execute the murder of two undertrials inside the jail on November 2, the Home Minister said that the truth will be out once the detailed probe is completed; specifically stating spilling out any details on the same would go against the investigation.