Slack security makes Mumbai suspects housing jail soft target for terror strikes

May 7th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI  

Rawalpindi, May 7 (ANI): Inadequate security arrangements in and around the Adiala jail, where certain high profile under trials, including the Mumbai terror attack suspects have been kept, has increased its vulnerability to terror attacks, The Daily Times reports.

Police officials have admitted that the jail is a soft target for the extremists due to lack of proper security.

The officials said they had recommended some immediate steps to be taken to increase the safety level of the jail, where over 5,700 prisoners are locked currently, to higher authorities including the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Punjab, but are still waiting for a reply.

The recommendations included the hiring of ‘highly professional’ security experts, establishment of a well-equipped special cell to monitor jail’s security and installation of more CCTVs inside the prison premises, especially in the barracks of high-profile prisoners, officials said.

Currently there are only 370 security personnel manning the jail’s security. It has no security monitoring cell and the CCTV’s installed inside the prison campus too were insufficient to keep an eye on every corner of the jail.

The officials had also recommended that Elite Force’s personnel should be deployed out side the prison campus. (ANI)

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