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Punjab to deploy CISF at six prisons

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.  

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Decision taken at meeting by CM

The Punjab government has decided to deploy the Central Industrial Security Force for checking and frisking at six of the 10 high-security prisons in the State by the end of July.

The decision was taken on Monday at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who directed the prisons department to coordinate with the central authorities to expedite the process of CISF deployment at these six prisons.

Security violations

Concerned over security violations and sneaking of mobile phones and drugs into the State’s prisons, the Chief Minister ordered the department to ensure efficient working of all closed-circuit television cameras installed in the prisons, said an official statement.

The Chief Minister ordered the Director General of Police to take stern action against any policeman or prison official founding conniving in the supply of cell phones or drugs to the inmates.

“Since January 2017, more than 2,000 mobile phones had been confiscated from the inmates, while 389 cases had been filed against recovery of prohibited drugs from prisoners,” added the statement.

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