No file pending with his office or at government level to this effect, he says

Director General of Prisons T. Krishna Raju has clarified on Friday that the historic Rajahmundry Central Jail will not be relocated from the present place and there is no such proposal with his department.

Speaking to media persons after a brief visit to the jail, he said that earlier he heard about the proposal through media, but after taking charge as DG, he did not see any file pending with his office or at government level.

He said that mercy petitions on release of life prisoners are still under consideration of the home department and he hoped that it will be finalised soon.

He said that they were concentrating on providing self-employment to life prisoners and planning to start some more micro units in unused areas in prisons.

He informed that they were planning to start one steel plant and glass-making unit in Rajahmundry jail very soon.

About operating petrol pumps by the prisoners, the DG said that they were going to start three more in Charlapalli, Chanchalguda and Warangal this year and there were no plans to start new petrol pumps next year.

When a reporter brought to his notice an allegation made by BJP leader Kishan Reddy about conversions in jails, the DG replied that he had not received any complaint from any prisoner or jail staff in the State and any prisoner can practice any religion of his choice. DIG of coastal region A. Narasimha, Rajahmundry jail superintendent Newton, and women jail superintendent K. Sarada were along with the DG.


  • Mercy petitions on release of life prisoners are still under consideration, he says

  • Three more petrol bunks to start in Charlapalli, Chanchalguda and Warangal