Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Saturday said his government will soon end the VIP culture in state jails by converting VIP cells there into administrative blocks.
Mann made the announcement in a video message emphasising that jails would be converted into ‘Sudhar ghar’ (correctional facilities) in the true sense.
The chief minister expressed his government’s intention to reform jail administration saying over 700 mobile phones, being used by gangsters and criminals in jail, have been recovered from different prisons in the past 50 days during search operations.
He said his party had promised that after coming to power it would stop the network of gangsters and criminals operating from jails after coming to power.
Mann said those lodged in jails have been punished by courts for violating the law and they cannot enjoy various facilities in jails. —PTI