Safety of Prisoners in Punjab Jail in Question
In Recent Days Various Reports Regarding Custodial Deaths And Prison Deaths Have Been Reported In Punjab. The Safety And Health Of Prisoners Are In Question. The Families Of Prisoners Are In Acute Fear And Tension Regarding The Safety Of Their Kith And Kins Residing Behind The Bars In Punjab Jails.
The Of Most Recent Case Of Prison Death Is Of Mr Mahinder Pal Singh Bittu Who Was Brutally Killed By Other Prisoners In Jail Hours .The First Question Which Comes In The Mind Of A Person Reading Or Hearing This News Is That How A Prisoner Can Be Brutally Killed During Jail Hours In The Surveillance And Security Of Police And Jail Wardens. This Is A Clear Case Of Negligence Of Security Provisions Of Jails.
When A Person Is Sent For Imprisonment His Or Her Family Is Assured About His/Her Health And Safety But What To Say About When The Family Members Who Are Heedless, Get The Sad News Of Their Kith And Kin Found Dead In Jail. We Cannot Consider The Situation And Condition Of The Family When They Met With Such A Disgraceful Incident. The Case Which Fired Up The Question About Safety Of Prisoners In Jails Is Of Mr. Mahinderpal Singh Who Was Sent Behind Bars ,Accused For The Guru Granth Sahib Desecration Incident Which Took Place In 2015.
Why he sent to Jail
In June 2018, Kotkapura Police Had Booked Dera Sacha Sauda Follower Mahinder Pal Bittu For Allegedly Hurting Religious Sentiments, Carrying An Illegal Weapon And His Alleged Involvement In Unlawful Activities.
Mahinder Pal Singh Bittu Was Attacked By Two Inmates At The Nabha Jail. He Was Taken To A Hospital In A Serious Condition Where He Was Declared Brought Dead. Initial investigations have revealed that Bittu, was attacked by Gursewak Singh and Maninder Singh, who were in jail in a murder case.He was stabbed with an iron rod by two fellow inmates at around 5 pm on Saturday. He was also hit with a brick. The attackers, Gursewak Singh from Fatehgarh Sahib and Maninder Singh from Mohali, are said to have radical links.
What Our report say
According To Past Month Reports Punjab Jails Have Been Crowded and Several Unlawful Activities Have Been Stated Which Are Performed In the Jails. These Reports Again Put A Question Mark On The Security And Safety Provisions Of Prisoners In Jails. According To Various Journalists Several Jails In The State Were Overcrowded, Forcing Prisoners To Live In Inhuman Conditions.
“The Jails Of Punjab Are Overcrowded. The Number Of Prisoners Lodged In The Correctional Facilities Are Much More Than The Sanctioned Capacity, Even 95 Per Cent In Excess In One Case,” Jails In Punjab Are Already Notorious For Dubious And Illegal Activities, With Criminal Running A Business Of Supplying Everything From Drugs And Liquor To Weapons And Mobile Phones, In Connivance With Corrupt Jail Officials.
Some Claims that it’s a murder
The Case Of Death Of Bittu Has Ignited The Temperature Of Punjab. Various Journalists Claims ThatMahinder Pal Singh Bittu Has Been Killed In Order To Deteriorate The Peaceful Environment Of Punjab.
Some Of Them Claim That He Has Been Killed In Order To Safeguard the Other Culprits of Case in Which His involvement was Found. There Are Many Flaws In The Reports Stated By Officials.
People’s request for justice
Now Let Us See Will The Family Get Justice Or Not. Again There Is Still A Question Mark On The Whole Issue. We hope for justice and request people to maintain peaceful environment in the state as the officials have promised to provide justice to the family.