The Warangal Central Jail was demolished on Sunday under tight police security to pave way for construction of a multi super-speciality hospital.
The demolition started in the early hours of Saturday but was suspended after a few hours to enable shifting of leftover material. It was taken up with several earth movers on a war footing on Sunday.
The road opposite the jail was closed for traffic and the media not allowed to go anywhere near the 70-acre campus. Only the compound wall was visible to onlookers as the demolition went on throughout the day.
Sources said the demolition was carried out all of a sudden to pre-empt litigation after it was informed that an NGO was planning to move court. The jail authorities submitted a letter handing over the campus to MGM Hospital Superintendent Chandrasekhar on Friday evening.
The 135-year-old Nizam era jail was said to have been constructed with steel imported from England and precious logs of teak wood. They were disposed of by shifting in trucks.
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