The Jharkhand High Court said on Tuesday that the murder of the notorious shooter Aman Singh inside Dhanbad Jail indicates a “big and serious conspiracy”. The court directed the state government to file a detailed report in connection with the case.
Singh, one of the accused in the Dhanbad deputy mayor murder case, was shot dead during lunchtime following a dispute among inmates on Sunday (December 3), the police said.
The incident has raised serious questions about the security measures in place at correctional facilities.
The High Court bench, comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kumar Mishra and Justice Anand Sen, has stated that a special investigation team (SIT) should be constituted to probe the case.
Representing the government, Advocate Piyush Chitresh appeared before the court to carry out the legal proceedings.
Inspector General (IG) Prision Umashankar Singh said, “The senior officials are investigating the case. Few have been arrested and action has been initiated against all those responsible for the serious lapse.”
Appearing before the court virtually, the Inspector General (IG) assured them to keep the safety measures of the jail a top priority.
The next hearing in the case is scheduled for December 12, and on that day, the IG Prison will submit the report.
Following Aman Singh’s shootout in Dhanbad jail, the state government faced criticism and subsequently issued directives to enhance security protocols in all jails within the state.
New Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) have been established, including a strict ban on the use of mobile phones within jail premises, applicable to both inmates and employees.
Non-compliance with these directives will result in punitive action.
Additionally, all visitors will be subjected to thorough checks, and any items intended for inmates will be carefully inspected to ensure that prohibited objects do not enter the jail.