Nagpur: A high profile security expert team arrived at Nagpur Central Jail on Monday for a two-day visit. The team visited the entire jail and after investigations had met the media personnel.
Since Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis took personal interest into the programme of the Israel team, Additional Director General Prisons Bhushan Kumar Upadhyay had accompanied the team of experts.
On Tuesday the July 12, 2016, while addressing the media personnel, Additional Director General Prisons Bhushan Kumar Upadhyay had accompanied the team of experts said that this t eam consists of five experts who are visiting Nagpur in Maharashtra for the first time. The team had suggested various improvements which need to be incorporated for better security.
According to them, the Israeli team had suggested how the CCTV cameras should be effectively operated, how the common control room for monitoring the CCTV cameras should be made etc. They also suggested how many more mobile jammers should be installed. The team spoke about how sensors can be installed so that the jail security staff can be alerted.
The Team of Experts from Israel said that in their country, Jail authorities use trained security canine (dogs) squad for monitoring jails’ security. The Maharashtra Government may think in the lines of incorporating trained dogs to monitor security of Jails.
This team will submit their report and suggestions or recommendations to Maharashtra Government. Only after the recommendations are considered and approved will they be incorporated in all Central Jails claimed Additional Director General Prisons Bhushan Kumar Upadhyay.
Later while speaking to media personel, Additional Director General Prisons Bhushan Kumar Upadhyay spoke about how it is important for police to maintain good public relations with the general populace. He added that every person has some unique talents and capabilities which could be put to use in some critical situation.
While speaking about the prisoners of various Central Jails, ADGP Bhushan Kumar Upadhyay said that they strive to rehabilitate all the prisoners under their charge. They undertake various exercises to better the prisoner’s physical, mental and psychology. These include Yoga, Sugam Sangeet, Kawali, Shero-shayri, Mushaira etc.
There are many more lacunae that are in the process of being plugged.
The latest development came after the last year’s jail break episode where five had escaped.