Punjab jail inmates can lodge complaints on special numbers : ADGP PK Sinha

September 11, 2021 11:57 AM

Chandigarh, September 10:

In a significant decision, the Punjab Government has decided to operationalise a special phone number of Headquarters inside the jails of the State where the inmates would be able to lodge complaints against any wrongdoings going on inside the jails.

Disclosing this here today on the occasion of World Suicide Prevention Day, ADGP Jails P.K. Sinha, IPS,  said that the unique move is aimed at putting a stop to the bribery, drugs and other illegal activities in the jails. He also said that the inmates/prisoners can register their complaints by making a call free of cost from the PCO installed in the jails with regard to anything fishy going on inside. He further assured that the complaints so received would be thoroughly investigated and if found correct, then the culprits would be strictly proceeded against.

Earlier, the ADGP Sinha visited the various barracks of the Rupnagar jail especially where women inmates are lodged and appreciated the embroidery, wall paintings as well as kitchen work done by them. Afterwards, he addressed the inmates in the Gurudwara Sahib inside the jail and said that the Punjab Government is going to implement a master plan to stop the
incidents of suicides by the inmates in the jails. 

Divulging more, he added that as part of the plan, the inmates would be involved in a multitude of activities for which entails starting of public speaking, painting and skill development programs. He also mentioned that the main reason behind suicides is the state of despair and it is to root out this menace that the psyche and energy of the inmates would be channelized towards positive activities. He further revealed that the jail department is
running petrol pumps near the jails where the prisoners with a clean image would be deployed for work.

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