Tribune News Service
Kapurthala, February 24
Kapurthala District and Sessions Judge Kishore Kumar, Additional District and Sessions Judge Ram Kumar Singla, Additional District Magistrate and Sessions Judge Jaspal Verma and Chief Judicial Magistrate-cum-Secretary, District Legal Services Authority Ajit Pal Singh paid a surprise visit to Central Jail.
They directed the jail administration and the Kapurthala District Legal Services Authority to ensure provision of free lawyer to every needy detainee and prisoner.
The Sessions Judge said prisoners serving sentences can take advantage of free legal aid and appeal to higher courts. He said orders have been issued to settle custody cases in the District Courts on priority basis.
During the inspection, they also visited women’s barracks and listened to problems of women detainees, besides instructing the jail authorities to pay special attention to cleanliness of cooking area, keep food covered and provide clean drinking water.
The District and Sessions Judge issued directions to the Kapurthala Central Jail Superintendent, Baljit Singh Ghuman, to take special care of cleanliness on jail premises.
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