Shocking: Female prisoners forced into prostitution inside Bengaluru jail?

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Bengaluru, Nov 14: Bengaluru, the tech city, was shocked to see media reports which claimed that prostitution racket has been allegedly being run inside the central jail of the city.

According to media reports, jail warden allegedly forced female prisoners to have physical relationship with male prisoners. The jail warden also has been accused of taking money as return of the service.


The reports also informed that two letters, which allegedly were written by some women prisoner lodged in the jail, have been forwarded to  the Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court.

However, DIG Prisons VS Raja dismissed such reports and was quoted as saying, "We haven't received any complaint. If we do, we will take action."

"Even yesterday, I visited the prison with the parliamentary committee. Nothing of that sort has come to my notice. This is all false. They (women inmates) are always in a separate enclosure," added the DIG while speaking to media on Friday, Nov 14.

Meanwhile, a top prison official refused all allegations saying that since the women were lodged in a separate enclosure, such reports seem to be false.

According to the report, both letters, which written in Kannada, alleged that the jail wardens charge between Rs 300 and Rs 500 from the male inmates for the "service". The letters, posted in the grievances box inside the jail, were first found by a judge who forwarded it to the chief justice's office, added the report.

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