DGP Prisons Dilbag Singh visits Central Jail Srinagar, reviews security arrangements

Director General of Police, Prisons J&K, Shri Dilbag Singh visited Central Jail Srinagar to assess the security situation in the security sensitive institution.

He was accompanied by DIG Prisons, Dr. Mohd Sultan Lone, SSP Srinagar Shri Imtiaz Ismail Parray, SP Hazratbal Shri Amod Nagpure, Commandant 82 Bn. CRPF Shri R. Balakrishna, Staff Officer to DGP Prisons Shri S.A Beig and SP of Central Jail Shri Mukesh Kumar Kakkar, SDPO Khanyar Shri Raja Zuhaib and SHO Rainawari Police Station Inspector J.P. Singh, Company Commander, CRPF posted there.

Whole of the Institution including infrastructure constructed as well as open area available inside and outside boundary wall was inspected to get familiarize with the topography and layout which will help in making better security arrangements and take appropriate security precautions in view of the location of the Jail which is situated in the densely populated Rainawari on one side and Badamwari on the other side.

A high level security meeting among the officers present was held in the office chamber of Superintendent Jail wherein basic infrastructure and gadgetry requirements were discussed and immediate security measures viz-a-viz long term improvement areas were identified and discussed.

The DGP directed all stake holders to be extra vigilant and alert in view of the sensitivity of the Institution and present security scenario in the valley.

This was the first visit of Shri Dilbag Singh to Central Jail Srinagar after taking over as Head of Prison Department. With todays’ visit he has completed security review of all the Jails located in Kashmir valley for the last three days camping in Srinagar.

The Srinagar Central Jail is a hub for recruiting militants with inmates establishing a “parallel administrative” set-up, ignored by local police despite warnings by prison authorities, says a report by the Jammu and Kashmir CID.
The role of the Central Jail is presently so important that every new militant is recruited only after approval from inside the prison, the report said, quoting reliable sources. “However, as to who gives such an approval is being ascertained,” it said.