Atleast 15 under-trial prisoners from Myanmar are currently lodged in Srinagar’s Central Jail.
Justice Tashi Rabstan, Judge, High Court of J-K and Ladakh and Executive Chairman, J-K Legal Services Authority accompanied by Member Secretary, J-K LSA, Joint Registrar (Judicial) Srinagar and Secretary DLSA Srinagar Wednesday visited Central Jail Srinagar and Juvenile Observation Home Harwan to have first-hand information about the facilities being provided to inmates of Central Jail Srinagar.
The Executive Chairman, J-K LSA enquired about the number of convicts serving their sentences and also the undertrial prisoners belonging to UT of J-K as well as other states and foreign nationals upon which the Justice Tashi Rabstan was informed that 15 UTPs of Burma were lodged in the jail.
Thereafter, Justice Tashi Rabstan visited the male as well as female blocks and interacted with the inmates to enquire about the medical and other facilities provided to them. Subsequently, Justice Tashi also visited the V.C facility available in the jail and witnessed the court proceedings that were going on through virtual mode in which the jail inmate was appearing.
Justice Tashi also appreciated the new initiatives introduced like installation of Prison Inmate Calling System for prisoners so that prisoners can contact their family and lawyers at any time. He also inspected the kitchen, vocational centers, barbar shop, wet canteen run by jail inmates, gymnasium, e-mulakat center and legal aid clinic also manned by a jail inmate (PLV).
Later, Justice Tashi Rabstan visited Juvenile Observation Home Harwan to take stock of the present status of the said Home.
Sameena Mir, Superintendent alongwith home-father, Probation cum Child Welfare Officer and Para Legal Volunteers received Justice Tashi and accompanied him to the rooms of the juvenile staying in the observation home and showed other facilities available there like dispensary, recreation hall, library and the room meant for offering prayers.