Aulakh advocates better links between police and jail staff

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Chandigarh, Mar 11 (UNI) Punjab DGP NPS Aulakh today emphasised upon the need to have better and close coordination between the state police and jail staff to check undesirable activities of the undertrials and convicted hardcore criminals lodged in different jails of the state.

In a high-level meeting of IG (Zones) and DIG (Ranges) which was also attended by Mohd Izhar Alam, DGP, Prisons, the state police chief discussed various important issues like recovery of mobile phones and alleged nexus of criminals lodged in jails and offered full cooperation to jail staff.

The DGP (prisons) also raised some vital issues including the police escort arrangements for the undertrials during their court hearings and installation of close circuit cameras in visitors' room. He also assured the DGP of every possible help from jail administration in monitoring activities of the undertrial criminals.

Earlier, in the monthly crime meeting, the Punjab DGP urged the field officers to review and chalk out security arrangements well in advance for ensuring peaceful conduct of ensuing Panchayat Elections on April 7.

He said that keeping in view the availability of limited force, the field officers should mobilise additional force by withdrawing additional PSOs attached to various protectees .

The police chief also took a serious note of delay in prompt and correct reporting of important incidents and illegal use of red-light or hooters and gross violation of traffic rules in the State and asked the officers to enforce rules.

Keeping in view the recommendations of the de-limitation commission, he directed the field officers to recommend re-demarcations of police station boundaries in consonance with the recommendations of the commission.

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