SSP takes stock of security arrangements at Nabha jail

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Patiala
  • Updated: Jul 29, 2015 22:09 IST

In the wake of the Dinanagar terrorist attack on Monday, the Patiala police are leaving no stone unturned to ensure security arrangements in and around district, with senior officers overseeing arrangements while deploying maximum security at the Nabha central jail.

On Wednesday, Patiala senior superintendent of police (SSP) Gurmeet Singh Chauhan, along with a battery of other senior police officials, conducted surprise inspection on the Nabha jail premises to take stock of security arrangements.

Nabha prison is house of several Sikh hardliners and other high-profile criminals, who have been lodged for past several years, while many of them since the days of militancy.

As per information, police officials discussed security arrangements in details with jail staff and also cross-checked necessary security measures taken by the jail management to avoid any untoward incident.

After the attack, after a span of more than 20 years, central and state intelligence agencies and Punjab Police are keeping close tabs on activities of Khalistan sympathisers and other anti-state elements.

Notably, after repeated demands of the release of Sikh prisoners — a hunger strike by Surat Singh khalsa, who is presently admitted at Dayanand Medical College in Ludhiana — pro-Khalistan sentiment is running high across the state for the past several days.

Expressing satisfaction over security arrangements at Nabha jail, Chauhan said: “Though it is a routine inspection, it is necessary to ensure jail’s security as many terrorists are lodged in the jail. The jail staff have been directed to update senior officials from time to time about the security measures,” said Chauhan.

Besides Nabha jail, elaborated security arrangements have been made at several places, including checking of vehicles, to keep check on anti-state elements.

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