Haryana government is actively considering opening a few open jails, said Director of General Jails, Yash Pal Singhal, Monday adding that a final decision would be taken very shortly. He said that such jails would be first opened in Ambala and Karnal and later other districts would be covered.
Singhal gave this information while interacting with the media after inaugurating an auditorium at Police Lines in Ambala today. He said that there would be minimum security in the open prison where inmates with records would be accommodated.
Singhal said that the auditorium had been constructed at a cost of Rs 7.87 crore to meet requirements of police force. He disclosed that to check the misuse of mobiles by prisoners, jammers would be installed in sensitive jails of Rohtak and Sonepat and thereafter other jails including Ambala jail would be covered. He said that complaints were received of smuggling of mobiles in the jails which were passed on to the prisoners. When jammer systems will be introduced, the use of mobiles would not be possible.
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Singhal said that the state government was very serious about providing facilities to the police personnel and their families. He stressed on the importance of police-public relations and said that such auditoriums would prove beneficial to bring the public closer to the police through cultural and other activities performed at such auditoriums. Fourteen police schools had been opened and of these,13 were constructed in liaison with DAV institutions and one by Sri Ram Trust, said Police Housing Corporation CMD B S Sandhu.