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These jail birds earn a profit of Rs.4 crore for prisons department

“The petrol pump stands first in all oil stations across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in terms of revenue collected through sale of petrol, not including diesel,” Chanchalguda jail superintendent B Saidaiah said,

The annual turnover is 100-120 crores. Forty five life terms convicts and 16 released convicts working in three shifts . The released prisoners get monthly salary of Rs.12000

These convicts are selected by committee of officials

“The prisoner’s good behaviour, family ties and returning to the jail in time after parole are considered before recruitment,” Saidaiah said.

And no one has ever made any attempt to escape from petrol pump.

“We do not take any cases of assault on prisoners lightly. The accused are attending courts,” Saidaiah said.

Those who work in factories run by jail currently get 110 as incentive daily.

V K Singh, director general of prisons, has reportedly written to the state government to increase the amount to `250.

AP and Telangana stands first in sale of petrol between 28000 litres to 30,000 every day.The petrol bunk also stands at the eighth position at the all-India level in the sale of petrol.

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