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District Jail Kathua

The District has strategic importance because of Indo-Pak border and the number of routes for infiltration and smuggling activities. Some of the border areas of the District have been affected by the militant activities mostly for crossing over of militants with arms and ammunition with the intention of committing violence and creating communal /law and order situation. The law and order requirements of the District have also been quite considerable and the District jail has been in a position to fulfill the requirement satisfactorily. The Jail was commissioned in the year 1947 and occupies an area of 50 Kanals. Relevant information with regard to this jail is as under:

Distance from Jammu Bus Stand to Jail 88 Kms
Mode of Transport Buses and Taxi
Location of the Jail Near District & Session Court 
Nagri Road, Kathua.
Climatic Conditions Summer: Hot 
Winter : Cold
Language spoken English / Dogri / Hindi
Lodgement capacity of the Jail 275
Total area of land 50 Kanals
Name of the Superintendent Jail Sh. Koushal Kumar, JKPS (SP)
Contact information (O) 01922-234771
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