A court in the UK on Tuesday asked the Indian authorities to submit a video within three weeks of Arthur Road Jail cell where they plan to keep Mallya post-extradition to face the law in connection with the Rs 9,000 crore loan default cases.
Judge Emma Arbuthnot asked the Indian authorities to submit a "step by step video" of Barrack 12 of the prison where Mallya would be kept, once brought back to India.
According to an Indian Express report, Barrack 12 has eight cells, housing high-profile prisoners who could be a threat to others or may come under threat.
Each cell is having an attached toilet with western-style commode, a washing area and a courtyard, said the report.
Prisoners in Barrack 12 are given a mattress, a pillow and a bedsheet, while Melamin utensils are given to avoid any attacks, added the report.
As per the report, the meals are served four times a day. The food, prepared in accordance with nutrition requirements, is served in an area where the inmates are asked to gather.
CCTV cameras are installed in the cells and guards are posted inside and outside the barrack to watch the prisoners round the clock, said the report.
However, Mallya’s lawyer had objected over the availability of natural light in the cell. “How will the sun get through this huge wall,” Clare Montgomery, Mallya’s lawyer submitted, responding to which the Indian officials had said that the prisons in India were as good as in any other country in the world and that prisoners' rights were fully protected in Indian jails.
First Published: IST