J&K DG Jails enquires about Kashmir prisoners in UP

Director General of Prisons of Jammu and Kashmir, V.K. Singh

Lucknow,  Director General of Prisons of Jammu and Kashmir, V.K. Singh, on Sunday visited Uttar Pradesh and interacted with 17 detenues from the union territory who are lodged in the Lucknow district jail.

According to sources, the DG Prisons visited prison headquarters in Lucknow where he was informed about the working of the headquarters which supervises 72 jails of Uttar Pradesh accommodating more than one lakh inmates.

Singh also interacted with the 17 detenues from Jammu and Kashmir who are lodged in the Lucknow district jail and enquired about their health and other facilities being provided to them.

There are about 220 detenues from Jammu and Kashmir, lodged in six jails of Uttar Pradesh.

The DG said he would be taking up the matter regarding ‘e-mulaqat’ with the Uttar Pradesh jail administration to enable Kashmir-based relatives to interact with the detenues lodged in UP jails through video-conferencing.

The DG was also informed that the detenues are allowed to meet their relatives and regular health check-ups are conducted.

The detenues are political prisoners who were taken into custody after the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. They were shifted to jails in Uttar Pradesh in two batches in August last year.