Bankipur Central Jail

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The Bankipur Central Jail was a colonial prison located in Patna in the state of Bihar, India. Many notable dissidents such as Rajendra Prasad, Brajkishore Prasad, Srikrishna Sinha, Anugrah Narayan Sinha, Mulana Mazharul Haque and J. B. Kripalani, among others, were imprisoned here during the struggle for India's independence.[1][2]

The Central Jail was shifted from Bankipur to Beur in early 1960s by the then chief minister of Bihar, Pandit Binodanand Jha.[3] Later, the prison was demolished and a Buddha Park were constructed in the same area.[4]

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  1. ^ "'Patna has lost its charm' - The Times of India". 2012-05-06. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  2. ^ Netaji: Rediscovered - Kānāilāla Basu - Google Books. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  3. ^ "Prayas" (PDF). IAS OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION, BIHAR BRANCH. 4 December 2010. p. 12. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) | Bihar | CM meditates at park stupa with monks". 2011-05-18. Retrieved 2014-05-30.