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Director General of Police (Prisons) V.K. Singh, IPS on Tuesday visited district Jail Udhampur, District Jail Kathua and  Sub Jail Hiranagar to take stock of security arrangements and to evaluate the general living conditions and training facilities available in these Jails, a police spokesman said in a statement.

DG Prisons chairing a meeting of officials at Kathua Jail.

The spokesman said that 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 and DySP, HQ Udhampur. Superintendent District JailUdhampur -Harish Kotwal/Superintendent District Jail Kathua- Mushtaq Ahmad Malla/Superintendent Sub Jail Hiranagar- P.K. Modi and other Jail Officers were present during these visits.

“The DGP inspected all barracks, skill training centres, hospitals, CCTV control rooms, kitchens and other sections of these Jails,” said the spokesman.

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 and requirements of these Jails. He instructed the Jail Superintendents to exercise vigil, ensure dynamic development of staff & take necessary measures for the welfare of staff and inmates.

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

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


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