Alarmed after the alleged nexus between prisoners and jail personnel was uncovered in Chitrakoot and Bareilly jails, the UP Prisons Administration and Reform Providers has ordered for round the clock CCTV surveillance of 72 jails and sub-jails within the state.
The transfer goals at making certain steady monitoring of “prime 10 criminals” and their henchmen lodged in every jail.
Director common (DG)-Prisons Anand Kumar on Friday requested superintendents and heads of all jails to current compliance certificates inside three days to make sure that CCTV cameras are put in at their respective jails. Reside feed from the CCTV cameras may be accessed from the division headquarters in Lucknow.
CCTV cameras should be put in at high-security barracks, assembly halls the place prisoners meet with their relations and kin and different essential factors in jails, the order learn.
Kumar additionally directed that directions within the jail handbook should be strictly adopted when prisoners meet with their household and kin. “Jail authorities should correctly test the photograph identification proofs of tourists, and will inform district police authorities if any individual visits prisoners within the “prime 10 listing of criminals” over and over.”
The DG added physique cameras have been issued to 15 jails.
The arrest of Abbas Ansari’s spouse Nikhat Ansari and her driver on February 11 uncovered the nexus criminals have with native jail authorities, who allowed the previous’s relations and henchmen quick access to the jails. In lots of circumstances, prisoners have been allowed to function from behind bars as properly. Abbas’s spouse was arrested from contained in the jail and two cellphones and meals have been seized from her. Her entry was not logged within the data.
An identical case surfaced on the Bareilly jail the place two individuals, together with a jail guard, have been arrested for allegedly facilitating secret conferences and offering banned supplies, in addition to cash, to former MP Atiq Ahmad’s youthful brother Khalid Azeem alias Ashraf. The police on Tuesday arrested jail canteen provider Daya Ram alias Nanhe and guard Shiv Hari Awasthi for facilitating Ashraf’s secret conferences contained in the jail premises on March 7.
Earlier on February 19, the state authorities had requested for the listing of prime 10 criminals lodged in every jail of the state. Notably, the set up and upgradation of CCTV cameras is presently underway at 30 jails.