A senior jail official of the Madhya Pradesh would visit the jails of Chhattisgarh to analyse their electrical fencing and submit a report of the same to the jail administration.
The director general (DG), Jail, Sanjay Choudhary on Friday held a meeting of all the superintendents of jails across the state at the headquarters of Jail department to discuss the security measures to be implemented in all the 122 jails in which he said that electrical fencing would soon be installed in the jails after conducting their security audit. During the meeting he also said that the jail department will soon draw a short-term plan to enhance prison security. The height of the boundary walls would also be increased after the completion of the security audit.
According to a source of the jail administration, the senior official would be sent to Chhattisgarh as some of their high security jails are already having the electrical fencing which have been planned to be install here.
“The Chhattisgarh jails are housing some of the dreaded Maoists in their high security jails. Their boundary walls are having electrical fencing as a security measure and being a neighbouring state it would be easier for us to understand the system,” said the source while speaking to HT.
DG, jail, Choudhary while speaking to HT about the new security measures in the Bhopal Central Jail from where the eight SIMI men escaped.
“A team of about 50 strong and committed policemen have been formed to guard the cells of the remaining 21 men are stationed at A and B block. The team would be working under the supervision of three assistant jail superintendents,” said Choudhary adding that the security audit would be first conducted in all the 11 central jails followed by a security audit of the remaining jails in the state.
“We have also written to the central industrial security force (CISF) to help us in the security audit as they have experience of guarding important establishments in the country including airports and central government industries,” added Choudhary.
Earlier on Wednesday, additional staff of 38 police men including three assistant jail superintendents, eight head warders and 27 warders were deployed in Bhopal Central Jail as immediate security enhancement measure.