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Jail inmate climbs transmission tower, threatens to jump

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

An inmate of the central here today gave anxious moments to jail and police personnel when he climbed a power transmission tower and threatened to jump, officials said.

The prisoner Khaja Pasha, who is serving life imprisonment in connection with the murder of his wife in 2012, climbed the high voltage transmission tower at around 9 am demanding suspension of a police for "falsely" implicating him in the case, they said.

Power was disconnected after he climbed the tower, the officials said.

Khaja, who is also employed at the Cherlapally petrol station run by the prisons department, was atop the tower for three hours.

It was only after much persuasion from jail,fire and police officials that he finally got down, DIG (Prisons and Correctional Services) B Saidaiah said.

He was demanding suspension of the station house (SHO) of station in neighbouring district,the DIG said.

Khaja demanded that the be punished and suspended or he will jump from the tower, the said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 18:10 IST
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