Bhopal jailbreak: Week after announcement, DIG M R Patel finally suspended

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More than a week after the Bhopal jailbreak, the Madhya Pradesh government finally issued the suspension order of DIG (Jail) M R Patel, who is also the son-in-law of BJP MLA from Jobat, Madho Singh Dawar.

Within hours of the jailbreak, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had announced suspension of Patel, along with a superintendent, deputy superintendent and assistant superintendent of police and the transfer of ADG (Jail) Sushovan Banerjee.

While the punitive action against three junior officials and Banerjee, who was senior to Patel, was quickly implemented, the DIG had continued to work and reportedly even visited the premises of the Bhopal Central Jail.

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