In the wake of the recent attack on former underworld don Abu Salem in Taloja Jail,the government has expedited its surveillance plan and will install 183 CCTV cameras in the three main prisons in the state Arthur Road (Mumbai),Taloja (Navi Mumbai) and Yerawada (Pune).
Minister of State for Home Satej Patil told the legislative council Monday installation of CCTVs had already begun in Taloja and Yerawada jails.
We plan to instal 183 cameras in the next six months in the three major prisons. The proposal was there much before the Salem incident but we are expediting it now, he said.
Patil was replying to leader of opposition in the council Vinod Tawde,who slammed the government for poor security of prison inmates.
If an inmate in an anda cell is not safe,how will the common man be? Installing CCTV cameras is not going to improve security. If the situation does not change,no country will extradite criminals to the state, said Tawde.