Paks Adiala jail to get satellite courts, security cell for Mumbai attackers

February 23rd, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI  

Benazir Bhutto

Rawalpindi, Feb 23 (ANI): Satellite courtrooms and a security cell are likely to be built at Adiala Jail here to overcome security risks involved in transporting terrorists involved in the Mumbai terror attacks to court and monitor their movement day and night.

Sources said that suspects in high-profile terrorism cases including the Mumbai attacks, Benazir Bhutto assassination, etc were being kept at Adiala Jail. The development is being linked with shifting of suspects of Mumbai terrorist attacks to this jail.

They said law enforcement and intelligence agencies had prepared a report seeking the Interior Ministry to build the satellite courtrooms and security cell at Adiala Jail, the Daily Times reported.

Satellite courtrooms and security cell will reduce security risks attached to movements of accused in high-profile cases, sources said.

They surveillance cameras would directly connect the jail inmates with courts and headquarters of security agencies, enabling investigators and judges to question prisoners as per requirement without moving them out of the jail.

Security officials had also been deputed at Adiala Jail to ensure security of suspects of the Mumbai terrorist attacks. Sources said a special monitoring room would be built for investigation and court proceedings with no interruption.

Adiala Jail authorities hope that the system would be established as soon as possible. Satellite towers, boosters, cameras, computers, LCDs and other accessories would come to jail shortly. Secrete agencies will send their IT experts to assemble the entire system, they said.

The sources said the satellite system would also provide some relief to jail authorities and local police. (ANI)

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