Ranchi: Some surrendered Maoists would also
be accommodated in the newly constructed Open Air Jail in
Hazaribagh, the first such jail in Jharkhand to lodge hundred
good conduct prisoners.
The open jail would start in August and some of the
surrendered ultras would be accommodated there, Home Secretary
JB Tubid said here.
Over thirty ultras of the CPI (Maoist), the People’s
Liberation Front of India and other banned outfits had
surrendered during `Operation Nai Disha`.
As per the state?s surrender policy, the surrendered
ultras would get a package that also includes a piece of plot.
The open air jail is situated behind the Hazaribagh
Central Jail and jail Superintendent Uday Prasad Kushwaha said
the open air jail was constructed spreading across large areas
in the existing jail campus at a cost of over Rs three crore.
A total of 100 rooms are constructed and each prisoner
will be provided with one room attached with kitchen,
bathroom, water and power connection. They would be allowed to
cook their own meals and allowed free movement between 8 am
and 6 pm, he said.
However, they should be available for counting before
the jail gate closes at 6 pm as per the jail manual, Kushwaha
The purpose of an open jail is to encourage other
prisoners and convicts to improve their conduct during
imprisonment, the jail superintendent said.
The list of prisoners from other central jails at
Ranchi, Dumka, Jamshedpur, Medininagar, besides Hazaribag,
would be sent to the state government for proper scrutiny
before the allotment of rooms to the selected prisoners.