Ro­htak jail ranks low on se­cu­rity pa­ram­e­ters

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - PUNJAB & HARYANA - HT Correspondent let­ter­schd@hin­dus­tan­times.com

RO­HTAK: Ro­htak’s Su­naria jail, where Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singhis cur­rently lodged, has been ranked low in terms of se­cu­rity pa­ram­e­ters in a re­cent per­for­mance in­di­ca­tor sur­vey of the Haryana prisons de­part­ment.

The sur­vey, which an­a­lysed 19 jails on 32 pa­ram­e­ters, has put the Ro­htak jail at the third spot from the bot­tom, only ahead of the Jind and Hisar-2 jails.

The sur­vey gave zero out of five marks to the Ro­htak jail for no CCTV coverage of ar­eas such as bar­racks, the en­tire bound­ary wall, hospi­tal, can­teen, main gate etc.

It gave an­other zero to the jail for no in­stal­la­tion of mo­bile jam­mers.

The Ro­htak jail has been in­fa­mous for sev­eral in­ci­dents where mo­bile phones have been

GURMEET RAM RAHIM HAS BEEN LODGED IN THIS JAIL SINCE HE WAS SEN­TENCED TO 20­YEAR IM­PRIS­ON­MENT IN RAPE CASE

re­cov­ered from pris­on­ers.

In May this year, the po­lice had re­cov­ered 10 mo­bile phones, two SIM cards and six mo­bile charg­ers, be­sides opium and cannabis from in­side the jail in a sur­prise in­spec­tion.

The sur­vey gave an­other zero to the jail staff for not keep­ing a check on such ac­tiv­i­ties by mak­ing no re­cov­er­ies on their own.

Ram Rahim was brought to Su­naria jail on Au­gust 25 af­ter a spe­cial CBI court con­victed him of rap­ing two of his fe­male dis­ci­ples. Sources in the po­lice and ad­min­is­tra­tion said he was brought here be­cause he had com­par­a­tively less fol­low­ers in Ro­htak.

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