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Chief Justice inaugurates new facilities at Central Jail Srinagar

Srinagar - J&K, September 21st 2020: Hon’ble Ms. Justice Gita Mittal, the Chief Justice of J&K High Court inaugurated new facilities at Central Jail Srinagar. She was received by V. K Singh, IPS DG Prisons and a ceremonial guard of honour was presented to her. These facilities include interview block which has sound proof cabins, child friendly corners & separate enclosures for female inmates and a welfare block with barber shop, canteen, gymnasium, recreation hall, bakery & inmate calling system. Prominent among others who attended the programme were Jawad Ahmad, Principal Secretary to Hon’ble Chief Justice, Dr. M. S. Lone, DIG Prisons, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, IAS, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar.

On the occasion, a cultural programme was presented by the inmates. Sr. Superintendent, Central Jail Srinagar T. R. Katoch in his welcome address underlined various steps being taken in the prisons for reformation of prisoners and improving prison administration. He highlighted that the Department is working towards making jails self-reliant and providing better living conditions and training facilities to the inmates.

Hon’ble Chief Justice in her address appreciated the efforts made by jail authorities for welfare of prisoners. She welcomed the introduction of new facilities in Prisons and encouraged the inmates to make best utilization of their time in prisons by acquiring skills available in the jail. She lauded the inmates who performed during the function and complimented the trainers and staff of Prisons Department for their efforts.
The CJ-bakery at Central Jail Srinagar shall run on commercial lines with major part of profit accruing to the inmates working in the bakery.

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