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Administrative Inspection of Central Jail, Jammu

Sh. Navin Agarwal IPS, Director General Prisons, Jammu & Kashmir during Administrative Inspection of Central Jail, Jammu

Jammu, December 27th '2011: The administrative inspection of Central Jail Kot Bhalwal, was carried out by a team of officers headed by Director General of Prisons, Navin Agarwal. During the course of inspection, a large number of issues pertaining to prison administration were examined.

The team laid the emphasis on introduction of reformatory measures along with rehabilitation schemes in the jail for inmates besides on imparting skilled training to the inmates on vocational basis.

The team also inspected the construction work of conference hall of the jail. On inspection of barracks and the hospital block, it was felt that there is need for some urgent repairs.

During the inspection, Deputy Commandant of CRPF asked the team that there was urgent need for fitting of glasses to the security tower windows for which necessary instructions were issued on the spot.

An open darbar was also held on this occasion for the jail staff. Addressing the darbar, Director General of Prisons, stated that the prisoners are mostly victims of circumstances and they need a humane treatment. He said that the under trials should not be treated as criminals until the cases against them are proved in the courts of law. He impressed on the jail staff to exercise vigil, alertness and maintain discipline in the jail so that no mishap takes place.

Officers accompanying Director General of Prisons during the inspection include DIG Prisons, Dr. M.S. Lone, Staff Officer, Javid Masood Fazili, Superintendent Central Jail Jammu, Rajni Sehgal, Virender Razdan, Technical Officer, Sanjay Kumar, Chief Accounts Officer Assistant Commandant CRPF 72 Bn.

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