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State Digest: Top Naxal leader to be shifted to Hotwar Central Jail

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Hotwar Central Jail
Hotwar Central Jail
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Our Bureau   |   Published 20.11.21, 08:26 PM

Jamshedpur: Top naxal leader Prashant Bose who was arrested recently is likely to be shifted to Hotwar Central Jail in Ranchi soon.

Inspector general, Prison, Manoj Kumar is learnt to have given a positive signal to the Seraikela divisional jail superintendent, Himani Priya after the latter had sent a mail requesting the state prison authority about the shifting of Bose to the Hotwar Central Jail from Seraikela for security reason.


"After sending a mail recently, I had talked to the IG, Prison on Saturday in this context. The IG (Prison) has replied that it is a genuine case for shifting of a high profile undertrial to a security jail like Hotwar Central Jail. He assured he will take a decision in this regard soon, " said Himani Priya while talking to The Telegraph Online.

The Seraikela divisional jail superintendent said that she is expecting an official order in this respect any time through the security aspects of the divisional jail have been taken care of properly with the available resources here.  Himani Priya said the veteran Naxal leader who is in a week-long police remand from November 15 is scheduled to be lodged back in Seraikela divisional jail on Sunday morning. She pointed out his police remand period will be over by 10.30 am tomorrow.

Prashant Bose (80), who is a Politburo member of the outlawed Naxal outfit, CPI-Maoist, was arrested along with five others, including his wife Shila Marandih from Kandra police station area of the Seraikela-Kharsawan district on November 12. Shila Marandih (76) has also been taken into police remand is presently undergoing treatment in RIMS.

Meanwhile, OC, Kandra thana informed that a police team has left for Ranchi to bring Bose and others back to the Seraikela before the police remand period gets over.

Kumud Jenamani

Asansol DRM inspects Jamtara and Chittaranjan Railway stations

Dhanbad: On a day, when Maoists blew up a track between Richuguta and Demu stations of Coal India Chord section of Dhanbad Railway division as a protest against the arrest of top leader Prashant Bose, a high-level team of Asansol division of Eastern Railway led by Parmanand Sharma, Divisional Railway Manager of Asansol visited Jamtara and Chittaranjan railway stations of Dhanbad division and took stock of passenger amenities and other facilities.

The team which reached the Jamtara railway station during the morning took stock of the basic facilities including the cleanliness scenarios at the railway station beside the Railway Protection Force post, CCTV Control room, Government Railway Protection post.

He also took stock of the progress of the various development works being carried out by the Railway including the passenger amenities development work like shade development work and took stock of the number of passengers present at the Railway station during the arrival of trains.

Notably, survey work for the development of railway tracks between Jamtara and Dumka via Nala has been in progress since August while solar light installation work and construction of a foot over bridge besides renovation of Vidyasagar park situated at the Railway station is in progress at Jamtara Railway station as part of the development work.

He also interacted with passengers and their representatives including the member of the Divisional Railway User Consultative Committee, Somnath Singh during the inspection.

Singh also demanded the stoppage of the Sealdah Balia train at Jamtara Railway station. Sharma in turn assured to send a proposal in this regard to the Railway as designating the stoppages of mail and express trains is beyond his jurisdiction.

Talking to media on the sidelines of the inspection, Sharma said “The inspection was carried out to take stock of preparation of the scheduled visit of general manager of Eastern Railway Arun Arora on December 17 during which he will inspect Chittranjan and other railway stations of the Asansol Division”

Praduman Choubey

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