The Assistant Jail Superintendent of Sada Sub-Jail Bhanudas Pednekar was reportedly threatened with dire consequences by undertrial Balesh Dessai along with three others – Shrikrishna Desai, Amol Naik and Amey Shirodkar.
The four of them reportedly barged into the official’s office and threatened him against transferring them to another jail.
It may be recalled that Balesh Dessai undergoing trial in a murder case, was caught in a sting operation visiting an ice cream parlour and paying for his purchases there even though he is in the judicial lock-up. The escort team that led him to the ice cream parlour is now under suspension.
Apparently, Balesh Dessai who is a suspect in the Quepem murder case where a former minister’s kin is reportedly involved, has established himself as the leader of the inmates of the sub-jail at Sada.
Balesh Dessai reportedly threatened to kill Bhanudas Pednekar and his family if any complaint was lodged with the police after Bhanudas initiated the process to transfer Balesh to another jail to break his hegemony at the Sada jail.