Jammu - J&K, February 14th 2018: Shri Dilbag Singh, IPS continued his Security Review spree of Jails after taking over as Head of Prisons Department last week. The DGP Prisons J&K today on 14.02.2018 paid a surprise visit to District Kathua to review the security and allied arrangements at District Jail Kathua and Sub Jail Hiranagar. He had an in-depth review of the inner apartments and outer areas of both the Jails and was accompanied by SSP Kathua, Shri Sulaiman Salaria, IPS and Dy. Superintendent of Police, S.S Sambyal, besides Superintendent Jail, CRPF Officers and Officer from Headquarter. He was briefed by the Jail Superintendent with regard to procedures being adopted while dealing with the inmates and their visitors. CRPF deployed in the Jail has been asked to take up additional points where deployment is very much required those were identified as security sensitive during the visit. The DGP Prisons during the day long visit discussed with the officers security related matters and told them to take all necessary security precautions in view of the prevailing situation in the J&k State as a whole. DGP Prisons desired to formulate and follow a contingency plan to deal with any external or internal threat.
Individual problems of both the Institutions were also taken up for discussion separately at respective location of the Jails and District Superintendent of Police was directed to keep a contingency backup in position. The Superintendent of the Prison and Incharge CRPF Company were directed to be alert and keep a close liaison with the District / local administration viz-a-viz periodical feedback to the Headquarter. They were also asked to come up with proposals with regard to additional or upgradation of security gadgets. The DGP Prisons showed his overall satisfaction about the working of these two Jails.