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Keywords – Bombay High Court, Inspection, Taloja Jail, Prisoner, alleges, Water supply.

The authorities claimed that about 10 buckets of water are given to prison inmates daily. However, this statement was refuted by the counsel appearing for a prisoner, who has asserted that only 1.5 buckets are given.

The Bombay High Court has recently taken action in response to a petition filed by an inmate, Abhay Kurundkar, who raised concerns about inadequate water supply for the inmates at Taloja Central Prison in Maharashtra. The court ordered the Secretary of the Raigad district legal services authority (DLSA) to conduct an inspection on June 17. The secretary was directed to assess the water supply available in the prison, including the condition of wells, cleanliness of water tanks, and the possibility of rainwater harvesting. Additionally, they were instructed to interact with the inmates to verify the quantity and quality of water provided. The petitioner claimed that inmates were receiving only 1.5 buckets of water for the entire day, which contradicted the authorities’ report stating that inmates were given around 10 buckets of water daily. The court will review the findings on June 22.

Source- https://www.barandbench.com/news/litigation/bombay-high-court-inspection-taloja-jail-prison-inmates-15-bucket-water

Written by- Anjali Sudha, College name – Haridev law college, Kashipur., Semester- 6th sem an intern under Legal Vidhiya


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