COLVALE: Six inmates, including Sameer Shaikh, lodged in Colvale State Central jail, have filed a petition before the High Court alleging bullying by jail officials.
The petition alleges bullying and mistreatment by jail officials following the alleged altercation between Tarzan Parsekar and Vijay Karbotkar.
The High Court, taking cognizance of the matter, has directed the Goa government to permit the petitioner inmates to meet their advocates.
The case is scheduled for a hearing tomorrow, June 21. In the last week of May, two notorious factions, led by under trial Tarzan Parsekar and life convict Vijay Karbotkar had clashed in a fight within the jail premises.
The situation was later bought under control after senior prison officials intervened even as the incident has once again raised questions on the law and order in the jail premises.
Three days after the feud between the two factions, a team headed by Inspector General (IG) Prisons Omvir Singh Bishnoi raided the cells and seized over 30 cellphones and other electronic equipment including Bluetooth speakers from prisoners. Several tobacco based products were also been seized during the raid.
It is learnt that when the police officers entered into the jail, many prisoners were found freely using the mobiles surfing internet and watching YouTube raising questions as to how all this could be smuggled within the four walls of the modern jail without the knowledge of authorities concerned.