Thane jail superintendent Hiralal Jadhav, who was suspended by the state government Friday for allegedly harassing a woman staffer at the Thane central prison, has filed an application for anticipatory bail before a local court. A police case was registered against Jadhav based on the staffer’s complaint.
While Additional Director General (Prisons) B K Upadhyay confirmed Jadhav’s suspension, pending inquiry, sources said similar allegations against him in the past was one of the major reasons behind the decision. According to the complainant, Jadhav forced to meet her outside the prison premises on August 28 by continuously calling her. When she finally met him near the Kalwa bridge, he allegedly tried to pull her inside his car. She managed to flee and registered a complaint against him at the local police station. The Thane police have registered a case of molestation against Jadhav.
An inquiry into the case was ordered by the prisons department and Inspector General Rajwardhan Sinha was asked to probe the matter. Sources said it was on the basis of the report submitted to the state government by Sinha that the decision of suspension was taken.