Bareilly Jail had been prepared for J-K inmates a month in advance
Almost a month ago, much before Article 370 of the Constitution that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir was abrogated, the authorities at the Bareilly District Jail in Uttar Pradesh were asked to make necessary preparation to house some “high-profile” prisoners.
Jail Superintendent UK Misra, District Magistrate VK Singh and Senior Superintendent of Police Muniraj G had also visited the prison complex to take stock of the arrangements.
However, they were all clueless about the identity of the prisoners who were to be brought.
“We had been told to shift local inmates kept in isolation ward to somewhere else. Nobody knew who were the new prisoners and where were they going to come from,” the jail superintendent said.
On August 10, a total of 20 inmates from various jails of Jammu and Kashmir were shifted to the Bareilly District Jail.