DGP prisons concludes security assesment of Chenab Valley jails



After inspecting the progress of ongoing works at new Jail at Bhaderwah, DGP Prisons Dilbag Singh, IPS on Wednesday visited District Jail Kishtwar to have the familiarization and security review of the institution. He was accompanied by Abrar Choudhary, SP Kishtwar, Perbeet Singh ASP, Shri P.K. Choudary CO 82bn CRPF, Nissar Ahmed DySP Ops, Insp Sameer Jeelani SHO Kishtwar, besides technical team from Headquarter and his staff officer, said an official spokesman in a statement.

The spokesman said that during the visit whole of the Jail, premises were inspected to assess the security requirements and note down the deficiencies in the infrastructure. The Superintendent Jail Mohd Ibrahim raised certain issues /immediate needs which were noted down and disposed off favourably. On-spot instructions were given to the accompanying technical staff and the District Police Head to coordinate the security and infrastructure requirements, involving all the stakeholders in view of the overall security scenario. The District Jail Kishtwar is new with less space but with the experiment of double storeyed barracks for prisoners, capacity has been raised up to 100.

“Maintenance work wherever was ordered to be done immediately along with the additional construction needed found required. The DGP also had a visit of the old structure where earlier Sub Jail was functioning and issued instructions to the Technical team to come up with proper utilization plan of the site which presently used for residential purpose, “the spokesman added.

He said that the two district Jails i.e. Bhaderwah and Kistwar are located in the hilly terrain of Chenab Valley and this have their own importance. District Jail Kishtwar is catering to the need of District Kishtwar including far-flung areas of Marwah and Dachan and new District Jail coming up at Bhaderwah will go a long way in catering the need of the twin districts of Ramban and infrastructure of District Jail Bhaderwah has been planned with the same perspective.

In the afternoon in view of the prevailing situation, a meeting was held at the Police Headquarter Kishtwar to discuss various security related issues viz-z-viz other issues having bearing on the prison administration wherein all the officers express their views.

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