Punjab government today imposed complete ban on the eatables and other items brought by the visitors for the prisoners from outside in state’s jails to ensure safety in the prisons.
Punjab’s Jail Minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur announced this after a meeting with jails officials and directed the jail authorities to make available every essential item for the inmates in the canteens within the jail premises.
“The Superintendent jail will be held responsible if any objectionable material is found supplied from outside. Further, in order to check the overcrowding of prisoners in the state, Punjab will set up ultra modern jails,” Phillaur said.
Besides this the design and plan for three ultra-modern high security new jails at Amritsar, Bathinda and Muktsar to be constructed at a total cost of about Rs 450 crore within two years. The new jails coming up would be equipped with CCTV cameras, Mobile Jammers, bio-security systems and other security equipment to ensure adequate security in Jails, he added.