No lapse in Navjot Singh Sidhu’s safety: Jails Division
Patiala, Might 22
Reacting to alleged safety lapses contained in the Patiala Central Jail, former PCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu’s shut buddy Rupinder Singh Bunny Sandhu, who was acquitted by the Supreme Courtroom in 2018 within the highway rage case, at present mentioned an intensive probe needs to be carried out and it needs to be ensured “there is no such thing as a risk” to his buddy. The Jails Division, nevertheless, mentioned there was “no lapse on a part of jail administration and protocol is being meticulously adopted”.
Maintain a assessment
Senior officers ought to query all those that met and had been near Sidhu after he entered the jail. An total safety assessment have to be accomplished. Hardial Kamboj, Senior Cong Chief
All procedures had been adopted whereas maintaining inmates secure. We didn’t enable any unauthorised particular person in Sidhu’s barrack Manjit Tiwana, Jail Superintendent
Claiming Sidhu held “key to the way forward for the state and its youths”, Sandhu mentioned the jail administration ought to guarantee round the clock safety and “hold an in depth eye on anybody getting near Sidhu”.
“Fairly than jail officers denying lapses, they need to conduct an intensive probe to determine the reality. They need to not take probabilities with Sidhu’s safety,” he mentioned.
Following stories that former PCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu needed to share library barrack No. 10 contained in the Central Jail with an accused booked in medication and unlawful weapons instances, an official spokesperson for the Jails Division at present refuted the allegations. Giving particulars, the spokesperson mentioned there was no lapse on a part of the jail administration and “the protocol was being meticulously adopted by the division”.
The spokesperson mentioned Sidhu was lodged in a barrack the place another inmates had additionally been lodged, whose antecedents had been completely verified earlier than placing them with him (Sidhu), maintaining in view the safety considerations.
In the meantime, senior Congress chief Hardial Kamboj has mentioned it’s common data that unlawful actions happen inside Punjab prisons and that is all of the extra cause for the authorities to make sure “strict vigil is stored on a senior chief like Sidhu”.
“Senior officers ought to query everybody who met and had been near Sidhu ever since he entered the jail premises. An total safety assessment have to be accomplished,” he demanded.
Jail Superintendent Manjit Tiwana mentioned all procedures had been adopted whereas maintaining the inmates secure. “We didn’t enable any unauthorised particular person in Sidhu’s barrack,” he added.