Deepkamal Kaur, Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, April 9. Even as DGP Jails Shashi Kant today said he was yet to receive a copy of the inquiry report on the alleged VIP treatment being given to Bibi Jagir Kaur in the Modern Jail, Kapurthala, he said the brief given to him on the matter did not point to any major violation.
Hinting at a clean chit to jail officials, the DGP said the inquiry did not bring to forth any major violation by the Jail Superintendent and other staff members.
Regarding the use of a private vehicle for transferring Bibi Jagir Kaur to the jail, he said: “ The IG has put on record certain letters from the security wing which say that Bibi being a dera leader had to be provided security personnel.
The Jail Superintendent has stated that he had asked the local SSP to send force and a vehicle which, perhaps, he did not.”
On the LCD and dish facility for Bibi, he said a jail employee had bought these items for his own self. Kant said the IG had quoted the jail manual which, he said, gave special powers to the Jail Superintendent to facilitate meetings with the convict anywhere in the premises under his supervision.
On the supply of food items, the DGP said: “Since we have allowed it to other prisoners as part of welfare measures, Bibi is no exception.” The IG Jails, Jagjit Singh, said he had submitted his inquiry report to the DGP.