Deputy commissioner Praveen Thind, district and sessions judge JS Khushdil and senior superintendent of police (SSP) Bhupinder Singh Khattra visited the district jail here on Saturday. They met jail inmates and listened to their grievances.
Inmates complained about lack of pure drinking water, medicines and the 'unhygienic' food being served to them. "There is always lack of water and the water being supplied to them is not purified. No one listens to our grievances here," said one of the inmates. Others complained of the shortage of medicines and 'unhygienic' food offered to them.
"If you see the water tank on the rooftop, you will find a thick layer of sand, and the tank has not been cleaned for months. I am sure that we will face the heat today as we have been seen complaining and talking to you," said one of the inmates, once it was confirmed that his name will not be published.
The district commissioner and the sessions judge promised that the issue of RO purifier will be solved within a month. "We will hopefully fix a RO purifier within a month," said the DC.
"We will set up a library and also start a forestation campaign assisted by the district forest officer which will ensure that prisoners are involved in some creative work," said Thind.
A cultural programme was organised by inmates on the occasion. Other senior officials like district forest officer Ajit Kulkarni, SDM Mansa Rakesh Kumar, assistant commissioner (grievances) Tejadipa Singh Saini were also present on the occasion.