Improve living conditions of inmates at Kot Bhalwal Jail: Advisor Kumar

Improve living conditions of inmates at Kot Bhalwal Jail: Advisor Kumar
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Reviews jail management

JAMMU: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar on Friday stressed for making extra efforts to improve the living conditions of the inmates at Central Jail, Kot Bhalwal here.
Kumar visited the jail to review the security and other arrangements being made for jail inmates by jail authorities at central jail. DIG Prisons, Mohammad Sultan Lone accompanied the advisor during his visit.
During the tour, Kumar visited the barracks, interacted with the inmates, and also enquired about the facilities being provided to them. Jail authorities briefed about the various activities that are being conducted in the jail for the welfare of the inmates. He was also shown various products which were made by the inmates under skill development initiative, an official release read.
The advisor also inspected the kitchen in the jail premises and inquired about the food being provided to the inmates. He stressed on the jail authorities to provide best quality food to the inmates and to maintain hygiene in the kitchen area, it read.
To take stock of health facilities being provided in the jail, the advisor also visited the hospital in the jail premises. He was apprised of the facilities available in the hospital for patients.
K Vijay Kumar while discussing the jail management with the jail superintendent and other concerned officers stressed for making extra efforts to improve the living condition of the inmates. He assured that all legitimate help would be provided by the government in this regard.
The advisor also visited under-construction JDA flats at Muthi where he was briefed by the officers of Jammu Development Authority (JDA) about the ongoing construction works there. He was informed that 72 flats (2 BHK) would be completed within two months and (the authority) has already allotted 32 flats to the estates department and remaining 40 would be allotted to general public, the release read.
6 more towers of 24 flats each and one club building would also be constructed within next two years having all basic facilities in the premises only, it read further.
A public delegation also met the advisor and presented their demands for resolution. He assured the delegation that the genuine issues raised would be resolved in time-bound manner.
Kumar also visited Zonal Crime Headquarter Jammu to take stock of its functioning. He interacted with the officers of crime branch and enquired about the functioning and working.
IGP Crime, Syed Iftadul Mujtaba and other senior officers of Crime Branch were present on the occasion.