Bhubaneswar, March 14 (LocalWire): Police raided the Choudwar Circle Jail in Cuttack district today in the presence of police commissioner, Satyajit Mohanty and DCP (Cuttack), Akhileshvar Singh, as part of security measures before the elections.
Currently around 960 persons including under trails are lodged in this jail and police found no incriminatory articles during the raid.
Recently, few videos from inside the jail, featuring inmates, were circulated in social media. One of the inmates in the viral video died on Saturday. The family members of deceased Subharnshu Das alleged foul play. Sources said this incident led to the raid.
Police in the past have found large quantities of tobacco (khaini), cigarettes, bidi and ganja in the prisoners’ cells. Police had once also found a television set. Sources said similar raids maybe conducted at other prisons across the state including Jharapada jail in Bhubaneswar.