5 in­mates trans­ferred from Puzhal cen­tral jail

Sunday Express - - CHENNAI -

FIVE in­mates have been trans­ferred from Cen­tral Prison at Puzhal here to other cen­tral pris­ons in the State. The move is fol­low­ing an en­quiry based on a news re­port on in­mates en­joy­ing lux­u­ries like ac­cess to cell­phones and branded shoes to play badminton.

M Mo­hammed Rikas, 29 a Sri Lankan who was con­victed un­der NDPS Act in 2016 has been sent to Palayamkot­tai. A Mo­hammed Rafique, 30 who was also awarded pun­ish­ment un­der NDPS act in 2017 has been shifted to Coim­bat­ore. R Mo­hammed Ibrahim, 38 also con­victed un­der the same law in 2017 has been sent to Salem. M Mo­ham­man Zahir, 47 a remand pris­oner un­der NDPS Act has been sent to Vel­lore. C Raf­fique alias Noorud­din, 28 con­victed in 2017 un­der Arms Act has been trans­ferred to Tiruchy.

A se­nior prison of­fi­cial said that the in­mates were shifted due to ‘se­cu­rity and ad­min­is­tra­tive rea­sons’.

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