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‘Obscene’ item dance in jail on R-Day; three officers suspended

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Vijayapura: The decision to allow an item dance to be organised at the Republic Day celebrations held at the Dargah jail premises proved to a bad one as three officers, including the in-charge jail superintendent were suspended by the DGP (prisons) for the same.

H N Satyanarayana Rao, DGP (prisons), who visited the jail on Thursday, suspended incharge jail superintendent P S Ambekar, chief supervisor (warden) G M Gundalli and supervisor Sampath Kumar Kadapatti.  

The Republic Day celebrations the aforementioned jail included an item dance by two women who are said to have been brought from Mumbai.

Speaking to media persons, the DGP said that such an incident should not have happened inside the jail premises. The three suspended jail officers have been kept under suspension pending inquiry.

The superintendent of police of Vijayapura S N Siddaramappa has been directed to inquire into the incident, he said. The dance by the girls has been recorded by the CCTV in the jail premises.

Rao said that he had come to know that it was supervisor Sampath Kumar who organised the ‘obscene’ dance.

Meanwhile, Sub-jailer Naikodi has registered a case against the three suspended officers at the Adarshnagar police station.  

It is said that five to six inmates have threatened to go on a fast in protest against the suspension of the three officers.

G M Gundalli, the chief supervisor, pleaded innocence in the case, saying he had let the dancers inside the jail on the instructions of the jail superintendent.

Home Minister G Parameshwara on Thursday said that he has directed DGP (prisons) H N Sathyanarayana Rao to conduct a detailed inquiry into incident.

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