Jammu, May 20
With 999 inmates, the high-security Kot Bhalwal jail here is overcrowded as it has been housing over 10% more prisoners than its normal capacity.
The information was given by the jail superintendent to a six-member team comprising Justice Tashi Rabstan, high court judge and executive chairman of the J&K legal services authority, during an inspection. The team was informed that against a total capacity of 903 persons, currently 999 inmates are lodged in the jail. They were also intimated about the shortfall in the sanctioned strength of the staff.
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