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What is Anda Cell?


 The famous 'Anda cell' at the Yerawada Central Jail is nothing but an egg-shaped high-security block. Its two sections are divided into 10ft x 10 ft compartments spread over nearly 1,000 sq ft. 

The cell was constructed in 1990s when terrorists Harjinder Singh Jinda and Sukhdev Singh Sukha were brought to the jail before being hanged to death in 1992. He duo was convicted for the assassination of former Army chief General Arun Kumar Vaidya, who had led Operation Bluestar at the Golden Temple in Punjab. 

In recent times, Anda cell was in news when fake stamp paper scam kingpin Abdul Karim Telgi and actor Sanjay Dutt, who was arrested in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blast case for illegal possession of a prohibited weapon, were lodged here. 

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