Opposition stages walk out in Assembly

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 28 Feb 2017 14:12:41


Staff Reporter,

Opposition staged walk out in Assembly as it was not satisfied by the reply of Jail Minister Kusum Singh Mehdele over the issue related with Bhopal jail break case. Opposition wanted to know that how many times Mehdele and senior officers visited Bhopal Jail before the jail break incident.


It was during Question Hour that MLA Shailendra Patel said that two years earlier to the Bhopal jail break incident, no senior officer, including Bhopal Collector, had visited the jail though there are jail manuals which make visit mandatory. In reply, Jail Minister Kusum Singh Mehdele said that she does not agree with Shailendra Patel and it was on December 7 that Ratnakar Jha and Maya Awasthi visited the jail. However, Shailendra Patel said that jail break incident occurred on October 31, 2016 and both officers had gone to jail after the incident. He was of the view that jail break incident had happened as no officer had inspected Bhopal jail during last two years. Kusum Singh Mehdele said that district committees also function in all jails of Madhya Pradesh and she herself had visited the jail. When Shailendra Patel asked to name the date, she failed to give the date of her visit.


In the meantime, Ajay Singh interrupted in middle and said that question is specific that on which date DIG and other officers had visited. He said that Opposition is not satisfied by the reply of Jail Minister Kusum Singh Mehdele and it is staging the walkout.