Burning updates

Key points

  • Major action of Prisons Minister Harjot Singh Bains in the case of escape of prisoner from Rajindra Hospital
  • DSP (Security) Varun Sharma posted for prison security suspended
  • Harbans Singh, Assistant Superintendent cum Warrant Officer of Patiala Jail, Jail Warder Satpal Singh and Mandeep Singh also suspended.
  • Show cause notice issued to Patiala Jail Superintendent ,Manjit Singh Tiwana and Assistant Patiala Jail Superintendent Jagjit Singh.

Deputy Superintendent Security Patiala Jail, Warrant Officer Patiala and two Warders have been suspended today as per the order of Punjab State Prisons Minister Harjot Singh Bains to take strict action in the case of Amrik Singh ,who went for treatment from Rajinder Hospital Patiala and escape from prisoner .

According to the orders issued in this regard, DSP (Security) Varun Sharma posted at prison security Patiala Jail, Assistant Superintendent cum Warrant Officer Harbans Singh, Jail Warder
Satpal Singh Ballot No. 707 and Mandeep Singh Ballot No. 562 were suspended.

Apart from this, a show-cause notice has been issued to Jail Superintendent Patiala Manjit Singh Tiwana and Assistant Jail Superintendent Patiala Jagjit Singh.

It is to be noted here that Amrik Singh, a resident of Dedna village of Ghagga block of Patiala district, was serving his sentence in Patiala Jail. He was admitted to Rajinder Hospital for treatment . During the transfer of prisoner from Patiala Jail to Rajindra Hospital, the rules set by the state government were also violated.

Punjab Jails Minister instructed the officers and employees of the department that negligence will not be tolerated.