CHANDIGARH: In order to maintain vigil towards illegal actions, substances and digital gadgets within the jails as directed by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Punjab Police in a joint operation with the Prison division on Wednesday launched a particular operation named ‘OPS Satark’ underneath which simultaneous searches had been carried out in any respect jails within the state. The operation was carried out on the instructions of Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav.
Special DGP Law and Order Arpit Shukla, who was accompanied by ADGP Prisons Arun Pal Singh and Inspector General of Police reached Central Jail Patiala to guide the state-level operation carried out at 25 jails— together with Central, District and Sub-Division Jails— throughout the state. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Patiala Range Mukhwinder Singh Chhina and SSP Patiala Varun Sharma had been additionally current on the spot.
The operation, by which a robust pressure of over 2500+ Police personnel had been concerned, was carried out from 12noon to three pm concurrently throughout the state and SSPs had been requested to guide the operation of their involved districts amid deployment of heavy pressure inside and outdoors of the jail in order that no person might throw something outdoors the jail. Sniffer canine had been additionally roped in.
Special DGP Arpit Shukla stated that the aim behind this operation was not solely to test the unlawful actions within the jail however to additionally be sure that the inmates are getting the services they’re entitled to as per the regulation. “Our Police teams have thoroughly searched every nook and corner including barracks, kitchen and toilets in the jail complex, ” he stated.
Sharing the result, he stated that the state-wide searches led to the restoration of 21 cellphones together with sim playing cards and chargers, modified knives, nails and eight.7 grams of opium from the barracks of various jails.
Meanwhile, the Special DGP expressed satisfaction over the foolproof safety preparations made on the Patiala Central Jail.