THE Maharashtra Government pleader Aruna Pai has informed the Bombay High Court that state government had started telephone facilities in Thane Central jail and Taloja prison Navi Mumbai respectively. This facility has been made on experimental basis. If this facility is found successful, it would be extended to all the jails in the state.
Court took Pai’s statement on record. The bench headed by Justice Naresh Patil adjourned the matter till August 25.
The two prisoners Aftan Sayed Ahmed Shaikh lodged in Thane jail and Javed Ahmed Abdul Majeed, housed in Nashik prison, has written letters to court seeking telephone facility in jails. According to prisoners there are telephone facilities available for the prisoners in Karnataka, West Bengal and Delhi jails.
Court converted letters into PIL.