According to the report published by the national news agency PTI, Goa Police on Tuesday revealed that four prisoners allegedly poisoned a fellow inmate in Sada sub-jail at Vasco da Gama for not shelling out protection money. According to the report, police have booked them for intimidation. Here is the report as to what exactly happened to the prisoner in Sada Sub jail and what is the protection money? Read here.
The story of protection money outside the jail is perhaps the common thing amongst the thugs and rouges but inside jail what is protection money? Protection from whom and why?, As reported by the senior police official, Prisoner Milton George who is serving one-year jail term at Sada sub-jail near Vasco town was admitted to the Goa Medical College on Monday afternoon after his complaint of a severe headache.
The incident took place on Monday when the prisoner was getting ready to be shifted to another cell. Police said that the case has been booked with Mormugao police station.
Police added saying that George, in his statement told the police that the four jail inmates “forced” him to drink phenyl when he refused to pay them Rs 50,000 as protection money. The complainant has told about two accused while he does not know the names of the other two, he said.
Elvis Gomes, Inspector general of prisons stated that an inquiry has been ordered into the incident.
The same jail was in the news recently as anti- mining activist Ravindra Velip had a complaint that he was assaulted by four people inside the jail premises.
The above incident shows that people are not safe inside the jail too. It is a very serious issue and raises the concerns over the jail authorities and senior officers. It also shows that the jail inmates run their protection money business from inside the jail premises. Who are these people and how they manage to run their syndicate inside the jail premises? Kindly leave your comments on this serious issue.