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Suryakant Jena

Balasore: In a case of utter callousness shown by prison authorities, a video of an undertrial prisoner of Soro sub jail in Balasore has gone viral on social media.

According to sources, a video purportedly showing undertrial prisoner Benumadhav Panda talking on mobile phone, with his wife sitting next to him, has gone viral on social media. Around 5 to 10 persons can also be seen sitting near Panda.

The incident came to light after some photos of the incident along with a video went viral on social media. Although it has so far remained a mystery as who gave permission to wife of the undertrial prisoner and other persons to enter the jail precincts, questions have been raised over the role of the jailer.

When asked, jailer Ajay Kumar Guru accepted that the lady was sitting inside the jail, however, he refused to admit that Panda was talking over phone.

“I called his wife to the jail so that it would bring about a change in the motives of the accused. As far as I can see there is no problem in such meeting,” said the jailer.

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