Srinagar, May 25 : Director General of Police and Prisons Dilbagh Singh on Saturday visited Central Jail, Srinagar, and held security review meeting with senior jail officers and CRPF officers on security duties, a police spokesman said this afternoon.
He said during the meeting the DGP impressed upon the officers to ensure that the security of the Central Jail is further augmented in view of the incident of the rioting and violence in the Central Jail recently leading to serious intervention and action against the culprits for causing damage to the jail buildings and other infrastructure.
Progress on the case FIR Number 19/2019 registered at Police Station Rainawari in this regard was reviewed with the Zonal police officers. It was reported that considerable progress has been made and most of the accused persons have been identified and booked, who will be chargesheeted soon.Some of the restoration works of the damaged areas in the jail have already been initiated and the remaining shall be taken up soon after the approval and grant of funds from the state authorities, the DGP was informed.
He said the DGP also visited carpentry unit of the jail were a large number of inmates are learning and making furniture items. This unit has been recently strengthened by providing resources, machinery and equipment so that inmates could tone up their skills and make better quality products. The furniture made by the unit is in high demand being of good quality and workmanship.
The DGP also interacted with an NGO working on drug de-addiction and mental health. The NGO is willing to extend their services to Central Jail Srinagar for counseling of inmates on good mental health and stress management. The DGP also took review of the newly taken up buildings including administrative block and special inmate blocks which are coming up in the premises for better working and living conditions of the jail staff and inmates. The jail employees requested for further promotional avenues and hardship allowance to which DGP assured that the action is in progress. UNI