Allahabad HC asks authorities to probe jail inmates` death

Allahabad High Court on Tuesday directed the concerned authorities to complete the probe into the incident within three weeks.

Last Updated: Apr 27, 2010, 21:21 PM IST

Allahabad: Taking a serious view of the
death of two inmates last month in a jail in Uttar Pradesh`s
Orai district, the Allahabad High Court today directed the
concerned authorities to complete the probe into the incident
within three weeks.

A Division Bench comprising Justice Vinod Prasad and
Justice Rajesh Chandra also asked the authorities to appraise
it of the action taken against those found guilty.

The Court`s order came on a petition filed by Ayyub
Khan who had demanded a CBI probe into the incident.

On March 28, two inmates Prince and Nazir were
found dead inside the jail.

The petitioner alleged Prince had told the trial court
a number of times that he faced threat to his life from jail
authorities but his concerns were not addressed.

PTI