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V.K. Singh, IPS, Director General of Police (Prisons) visited District Jail Udhampur, District Jail Kathua & Sub Jail Hiranagar

Jammu - J&K, June 25th 2019: Shri V.K. Singh, IPS, Director General of Police (Prisons) today visited District Jail Udhampur, District Jail Kathua & Sub Jail Hiranagar to take stock of security arrangements & to evaluate the general living conditions & training facilities available in these Jails. During his visit to District Jail Udhampur, he was accompanied by DIG Udhampur-Reasi Range- Sujit Kumar, IPS, SSP Udhampur- Rajiv Pandey, IPS, Assistant Commandant CRPF & DySP, HQ Udhampur. Superintendent District Jail Udhampur -Harish Kotwal/Superintendent District Jail Kathua- Mushtaq Ahmad Malla/Superintendent Sub Jail Hiranagar- P.K. Modi & others Jail Officers were present during these visits.


The DGP inspected all barracks, skill training centers, hospitals, CCTV control rooms, kitchens & other sections of these Jails. He interacted with the inmates regarding food, accommodation, medical & training facilities available in the jails. He took note of physical layout, staffing levels, legal Aid services, ongoing construction works & requirements of these Jails. He instructed the Jail Superintendents to exercise vigil, ensure dynamic development of staff & take necessary measures for welfare of staff & inmates.

The DG also took a Darbar of Prison staff during which he attended to their grievances. He emphasized that being security & correctional personnel the staff must always work in the interest of security & reformation of inmates.


He gave on spot directions to the Technical wing of Prisons Department for undertaking repair & renovation works in barracks & conversion of a new building into staff mess & canteen at District Jail Kathua.

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