Govt Beefs Up Security of Prison Holding Ahmedabad Blast Convicts

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  • Home Minister held a meeting with senior police and jail officials.
  • Committee formed to enhance security of the Bhopal Central Jail.
  • Six Ahmedabad blast convicts have been lodged in Bhopal Central Jail.

Bhopal: The SS Chauhan govt on Monday held a high-level meeting to review the security arrangement at the Bhopal Central Jail where six convicts of the 2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts are lodged. Updating the security in the premises, Home Minister Narottam Mishra stated the constitution of a committee under the chairmanship of ADG, Jail Gaziram Meena which also includes Deputy Inspector General Sanjay Pandey and Bhopal Central Jail Superintendent Dinesh Nargave for monitoring all aspects of the prison security.

“The committee will review the security on a daily basis from all aspects, like people who want to meet these convicts, their food and security,” said Mishra, who holds charge of the state jail department. Additional security arrangements like CCTVs, hotline numbers for 24-hour telecom connectivity, and Special Armed Forces will also be deployed, he added.

The six convicts lodged in the jail here include Safdar Nagori, the key conspirator of the Ahmedabad blasts. Nagori (54), is one of the 38 accused who are sentenced to death by the Gujrat court last week. He is a native of Ujjain and the son of a police assistant sub-inspector. He served as the general secretary of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and was accused of collecting funds for explosives and other illegal activities related to SIMI.

Other convicts who are lodged in Bhopal Central Jail include Qumaruddin Nagori, Shivli, Shaduli, Amil Parvez, Hafiz, and Ansab all sentenced to death.

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