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District Jail Kishtwar Commissioned


Sh. Navin Agarwal IPS, Director General Prisons, Jammu & Kashmir
inaugurating District Jail Kishtwar, J&K

Kishtwar (J&K), March 30th '2012: The new District Jail at Kishtwar which was notified by the Government yesterday was commissioned today by Navin Agarwal, IPS Director General of Prisons, J&K. This is the first District Jail commissioned in the new districts which were created a few years ago. The construction work of new Jail complex at Kishtwar had been launched in the year 2002-03 when Kishtwar was part of district Doda but when it was later on declared a district, it was decided to upgrade its status from Sub Jail to District Jail. The construction has now been completed, and the Sub Jail upgraded as District Jail shifted in the new structure from today.

It is the first time that the prisoners barracks have been made double storied, which will result in increased capacity to lodge inmates which was 20 for the Sub Jail to about 100 now. Besides facilitating the regular access to courts to various undertrials of district Kishtwar which will expedite the trials, it will also ease the pressure on Kishtwar Police in providing escorts for transferring prisoners from various other districts for court hearings. The overcrowding in certain other Jails would also be reduced to some extent due to enhanced inmate capacity at Kishtwar.


Sh. Navin Agarwal IPS, Director General Prisons, Jammu & Kashmir
during the inauguration of District Jail Kishtwar, J&K

Inaugurating the Jail today Agarwal said that reformation and rehabilitation measures would also now become possible in the new Jail premises which was earlier not possible in the congested Sub Jail. He said that providing of correctional services to misguided youth is the priority with the Department and all measures would be taken to bring such elements into the mainstream and make them responsible citizens.

Among others who attended the inaugural ceremony in the Jail were M.L Manhas Principal District and Sessions Judge Kishtwar, M.H Malik, D.C. Kisthwar, P.S Tuti, S.P. Kishtwar, Dr. Ajay Gupta CMO Kishtwar, Subash Sharma Superintending Engineer PDD, Imran Khan Dy. Commandant CRPF 74th Bn, Dr. Parvaiz Wani B.D.O Kishtwar, M.A Zarger, Ashok Sharma Executive Engineers of PHE and PDD Kishtwar, Harish Kotwal, Superintendent Jail, Virender Razdan, Technical Officer to DG Prisons, Jail staff and various prominent citizens.


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