Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann announced state’s first ever high security digital jail will be constructed in Gorasia village in Ludhiana.
The central government will provide a funding of Rs 100 crore for this project. The main feature of this jail would be, no telephone or mobile will be operational inside it, also the prisoners trials will be done inside the jail complex itself. The Courtroom trials will take place at the ground floor of the jail.
Hence, the prisoners will not have to be taken to the Court for trials. This will help in saving time and energy of the police in transporting the prisoner’s from the jail to the Court.
A modern jail office will be constructed in Mohali. It will be constructed in Sector 68 in an area of 50 acres of land. Mann made new appointment letters to the newly appointed Jail wardens near Ludhiana for hearing of cases of criminals in the jail complex, so that they should not be moved out of jail for this purpose.
The CM said all efforts are being made and the government is leaving no stone unturned in the modernisation of the police force. He said new reforms are being introduced to tackle cyber crime in Punjab. Mann said, high tech jammers and other equipment are being installed installed in jails to stop any usage of mobile phones and telephones from inside the prison.
He added, anti-drone technology is introduced in Punjab Police to check drone infiltration from across the border. He said, it is a matter of great pride that Punjab Police is considered the best police force in the country. He said great efforts are being made to transform the police stations. Further added, a number of infrastructural developments and resources are being added to the police department like weapons and vehicles.
Mann said 351 new posts will be created in the jail department. A special women’s jail will also be constructed in Punjab.