Yogi Govt Tightens Noose Around Jailed Mafias, Posts IPS Officials In Prisons
Lucknow, April 4 (TNA) The Uttar Pradesh government has taken a grim view of the connivance of prison staff at the Chitrakoot jail with jailed MLA Mukhtar Ansari's son Abbas Ansari and in the Bareilly jail of Ashraf, brother of mafia Atiq Ahmed. The government, which is continuously taking action against the mafia and criminals under the policy of zero tolerance, has now decided to completely break their network even inside the jails.
This is the reason why for the first time the process of increasing the deployment of IPS officers in jails has started. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, after a special meeting with Principal Secretary, Prisons Rajesh Kumar Singh and new DG Prisons SN Sabat, took a major decision to increase the deployment of IPS officers in the Prisons Department to prevent recurrence of such incidents in jails and strengthen security arrangements.
The government has released the transfer list of 6 IPS officers on Monday night, in which two IPS officers of SP level have been given full-time posting in the prison department and three IPS officers have been given additional charge.
At present, there are four posts of IPS cadre in the prison, of which one is for DG/IG and three for DIG. There are a total of nine posts of DIG in the Prisons Department, out of which three posts are of IPS cadre and six posts are of prison cadre.
Apart from this, there is also a post of DIG in the prison headquarters. Currently there is not a single DIG posted in eight ranges Lucknow, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Gorakhpur, Ayodhya, Bareilly, Agra and Meerut. In all ranges, Senior Jail Superintendent level officers have additional charge of DIG range.
AK Singh, a DIG of the prison cadre, is posted at the headquarters. This is the reason why effective monitoring was not being done in the jails. Big cases were coming to the fore one after the other of collusion between the prisoners and the prison personnel.