Kerala prisons surveillance system strengthened
T.P. Senkumar, Additional Director General of Police (Intelligence) who has been given full additional charge of DGP (Prisons), said the existing surveillance mechanism in prisons was strengthened by installing more closed-circuit television cameras and widening their reach to more area. He said this was managed despite a shortage of 482 staff in the Prisons Department.
The officer held discussions with the jail superintendent and other officials on the preventive steps taken to avoid such instances in the future and examined the jail surroundings, which was fortified with more surveillance cameras.
Mr. Senkumar who reached the jail around 5.30 p.m. for his maiden inspection after taking charge, also expressed satisfaction over the steps already taken by the jail authorities to fortify the checking mechanism and the round-the-clock surveillance. “To prevent all possible attempts of contacts from outside and the exchange of unpermitted materials, we have cut the branches of all avenue trees close to the compound wall,” he said.
Senior officials from the State Intelligence Department and the city police were present during the visit of the jail DGP.