Published On : Sat, Apr 1st, 2017

Israeli team recommends sweeping security measures at Nagpur prison after 2015 jail break

Nagpur: A crack team from Israel has recommended a number of sweeping measures for security at Nagpur Central Prison from where five dreaded gangsters escaped exactly two years ago. The March 31, 2015 jailbreak prompted a survey, the results of which have now come in. A report was submitted to the Maharashtra Government by a joint team of Israel’s Defence Ministry and the Israel Prison Services. The recommendation is for a new system comprising advanced gadgets, dogs, double fencing, and electronic bracelets for prisoners.

The escape by the five prisoners from the 151-year-old Nagpur Jail had led to the suspension of then Superintendent Vaibhav Kamble. The five had earlier, led by gangster Raja Ghouse, fled from an MP prison. The Israeli survey was done between July 10 and 15, 2016 to map threats according to local and global trends. The team found existing security– CCTV cameras, an alarm system, wireless communication, etc — at the jail to be inadequate. It mapped three major threats affecting the prison: Inmates’ attempted escape; smuggling of drugs and contraband into jail campus; damage to security by inmates.