Adiala Jail shifts 30 convict to make room for Mumbai suspects

February 14th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI  

Benazir Bhutto

Rawalpindi, Feb. 14 (ANI): Adiala Jail authorities have moved thirty convicts to other Rawalpindi jails to make room for the Mumbai terror suspects, who would be sent here after approval of their remand by court.
Convicts in high-profile cases like assassination of Benazir Bhutto, attack on former president Pervez Musharraf, blast at Marriott Hotel etc had not been moved out of Adiala Jail, the jail authorities told the Daily Times.
The authorities said Adiala Jail was overcrowded, and hence 30 prisoners have been shifted over the period of last two days to create space for the Mumbai suspects.
They added that a separate cell for dangerous criminals would probably be built in the jail.
Sources revealed that the improvised security measures included installation of over 20 CCTVs in the jail premises to monitor movements of terror suspects.
However, Adiala Jail Deputy Superintendent Malik Feroz said that shifting of prisoners to other jails to create space for newcomers was a routine matter.
He said the jail authorities had not yet been informed that Mumbai suspects would be brought here, and no unusual activity has taken place at Adiala Jail. (ANI)

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