Gurgaon’s Bhondsi jail to get more wardens
The jail was recently in the news after a number of gangsters housed there were found operating extortion rackets, making threat calls and planning murders from inside the jail.gurgaon Updated: Aug 04, 2017 11:48 IST
Policing inside Gurgaon’s Bhondsi jail, which houses gangsters from across Delhi and NCR, is likely to improve as the district jail is likely to get 80 more wardens soon.
Taking into account the shortage of wardens, the Haryana police has started recruitment of 450 men who have retired either from the defence services or paramilitary forces.
District jails are facing an acute shortage of staff and the Bhondsi jail in particular has only 150 wardens whereas the sanctioned strength is 250.
The jail was recently in the news after a number of gangsters housed there were found operating extortion rackets, making threat calls and planning murders from inside the jail.
Recently, gangster Manjeet Mahal along with nine others was booked for allegedly extorting ₹10 lakh and an Audi car Manish Bhardwaj, an accused in the fake gun licence racket. In another incident, a land owner in Wazirabad village had alleged that a threatening call was made to him from inside the Bhondsi jail, at the behest of a gangster, asking him to vacate the plot.
Prior to that, several aides of gangsters were booked for possessing cell phones in the jail but the lack of wardens impeding the policing in the jail.
Haryana DGP BS Sandhu said that the recruitment of jail wardens normally takes over a year as recruits need training. However ex-servicemen are already trained and can be deployed without delay. “The interview process has been initiated and it will not take much time to appoint the wardens,” Sandhu said.
These former soldiers will be paid a monthly honorarium of Rs 14,000, which would be credited directly to their bank accounts. They will also be given accommodation on the jail premises and a life insurance of Rs 10 lakh.
At the time of recruitment, they would be given a one-time uniform allowance of Rs 3,000 for two sets of uniform, officials said.