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Jail tourism, a growing fad around the world, may soon come to Mumbai!

Jail Tourism in Mumbai, Maharashtra

Jail tourism to make a debut in Mumbai


Maharashtra Home department officials plan to open up jails to the common public after security arrangements are looked into. Historic figures, serial killers, terrorists and celebrities have been housed in jails across the state, something the authorities know interests the public immensely.

Freedom fighters Gandhi, Nehru, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Veer Savarkar were housed in Yerawada during the freedom struggle. While actors such as Sanjay Dutt too were imprisoned here. Ajmal Kasab was imprisoned at Arthur Road jail.

Officials say they also plan to open a jail museum where articles and letters written by freedom fighters to their families will be kept on display. Items made by prisoners will be put up for sale. And filmmakers can use the interiors for shoots.

Watch this space for more details!

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