JAMMU, Nov 12: Justice Sanjeev Kumar, Judge, High Court of Jammu and Kashmir today visited Observation Home, Bal Ashram and Nari Niketan at R S Pura.
He was accompanied by R K Wattal, Chairman, District Legal Services Authority, Jammu (Principal District & Sessions Judge, Jammu), Mir Tariq, Director General Women and Child Development, Rajni Bhagat, Principal Magistrate, Juvenile Justice Board, Jammu, Sheema Nabi, SDPO R S Pura, Ajay Sailan, DSWO, Jammu, members of JJB and other officials.
During the visit, Justice Kumar directed the officials to conduct regular health check-ups of juveniles and provide proper nutrition, skill development activities and proper counselling to the inmates.
He also interacted with the inmates and enquired about the facilities being provided to them. He directed the concerned authorities to provide sports and other physical activities at the Observation Home so that juveniles will not feel that they are detained in a jail like atmosphere.
He issued directions to the concerned authorities for cleaner environment and sanitation of the complex. He also visited the Nari-Niketan and Bal Ashram and interacted with the inmates.
Later, Justice Sanjeev Kumar visited Central Jail at Kot Bhalwal where he had a thorough visit of the jail premises. He was received by the Superintendent Central Jail, Jammu Dinesh Sharma.
He inspected various arrangements related to medical facilities, food, hygiene, sanitation, barracks, vocational training and medical facilities put in place for inmates. Justice Kumar was apprised of the various grievances by the convicts and other inmates.
Justice Kumar was satisfied with the measures taken by jail authorities pertaining to the field of skill development and other reformatory measures. He planted saplings in the premises in order to give boost to green environment in the jail.
The Superintendent of the Jail apprised Justice Kumar about the steps being taken with regard to video-conferencing connectivity with the courts and about various new steps being taken with regard to welfare of prison inmates.