Mau: Demanding removal of corrupt officials posted at various jails of the state, Minister of State for Prison Rajpal Rajwanshi accused them of possessing the mentality of erstwhile BSP government and blamed Mau jail administration for irregularities in the maintenance of facilities inside the jail premises.

The Minister, who is on a visit here to look into the Wednesday’s violent protests at the district jail when scores of prisoners attacked the jail officials and guards following the death of a prisoner, held the Mau Jail administration responsible for the incident. He charged five jail guards for extorting money and igniting factionalism.

The minister said that he would submit the report to the Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Cabinet Minister Raja Bhaiya soon.

According to the report, the jail hospital staff were not present in the hospital on Tuesday night when the health of a prisoner Sayid-ur Rehman (a resident of Bhikharipur) deteriorated leading to his death.

The minister has asked the DIG jail to take stern action against all five guards who are accused of extorting money from jail inmates.