Centre asks Jammu Kashmir to review prison security, deploy CRPF in jails

New Delhi, Feb 9: Taking serious note of the escape of a jailed Pakistani terrorist, the Centre today asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to fully review security measures in place in jails and transportation of inmates.


The Union Home Ministry also asked the state government to ensure that no such incident takes place in future and deploy CRPF in prison security. 


"The home ministry has taken serious note of the issue and has advised the state government to fully review security measures and take action to prevent such incidents in future," a senior home ministry official told PTI. 


The move came following a high-level meeting which was convened after the escape of Pakistani terrorist Naveed Jatt, who was lodged in Srinagar central jail. He fled from a hospital in the city after some militants shot and killed two policemen accompanying him. Jatt was taken to the hospital for medical checkup. 


The home ministry has asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to fix responsibility for lapses and also to examine why a high-security prisoner was sent to the OPD of a hospital. 

PTI