(K Koushal)
Jammu, Oct 17: Undermining the basic and legal rights of the jail inmates, the concerned authorities in Central Jail Kot Bhalwal have subjectedunder trials to physical torture, besides stripping.
In a latest episode, a disturbing photograph from the jail is being circulated within police circles, in which an inmate is shown completely naked with jail authorities incurring physical torture on him.
According to sources within the Jail, such incidents are common with the inmates wherein they are subjected to torture and abuses, denting the very sanctity of human rights.

“This is not a first incident and neither it would be the last. Earlier as well such incidents were reported but nothing concrete has been done,” said sources adding that it appears that the low rung officials of the jail are getting pleasure by stripping and beating the jail inmates.
This is routine in the jail premises but these types of cases remain unreported owing to which the gravity of torture exaggerate.
Talking to early times, a senior police official wishing anonymity alleged that many times such incidents have been reported tothe concerned heads, but it has been seen that after passage of some time, things become customary again.
“It is not only handiwork of concerned Jail officers, but involvement of some senior officers is also expected, as such incidents create fear psychosis among inmates,” officer said and added the circulation of this photo within police galleries is also believedto be intentional.
An Early Times Report, Jammu

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