“All VIP rooms in prisons will be converted into staff management blocks”, Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann

On Saturday, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann announced the closure of VIP cells in Punjab prisons, suggesting that all VIP rooms in prisons will be converted into management blocks for state prison staff.

“In a bid to end VIP culture, all VIP rooms in prisons will be converted into prison management blocks to ensure the proper functioning of prison staff. Relevant officers will be held accountable for negligence in prison and strict measures will be taken,” said Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader mentioned in a video shared on Twitter that more than 700 mobile phones were seized from imprisoned gangsters.

“We recovered 710 gangster mobile phones from the prison premises. We have also taken action against those who have introduced telephones into prisons. A special investigation team will investigate these cases. FIRs have been registered and some officers suspended,” he said.

Listing the initiatives taken under his leadership, Mann said his government had taken action within 50 days, which had not been done for 50 years.

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Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2022, 3:15 PM IST

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