Chandigarh: March 31,President Punjab Pradesh Congress and leader of the Opposition in Punjab Vidhan Sabha Smt. Rajinder Kaur Bhattal today lashed out at the Punjab Government for the outburst of lawlessness in Central Jail Jalandhar. Commenting on the death of an undertrial in Jail she said that the incident
speaks volumes of the inhuman treatment being meted out to the prisoners and the outburst of prisoners against the Government also indicates the control of the SAD BJP Government on its administration. She said that if the Government is not capable of maintaining law and order inside the four walls of the prison, how the people of state can expect rule of law in the State.
Mrs. Bhattal that the number of custodial deaths in Punjab is rising and demanded resignation of the Minister for prisons and a judicial probe into the incident. She said that that exemplary punishment be given to the guilty to avoid recurrence of such incidents.