Thursday, June 1, 2023

Jharkhand SCPCR chairperson inspects Ghaghidih Central Jail


Orders skill training for women undertrails

Jamshedpur, June 25: Chairperson of Jharkhand State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR), Arti Kujur inspected Ghaghidih Central Jail to take stock of situation and arrangements for juvenile lawbreakers in the city.

Kujur who visited the Ghaghidih Central Jail found five undertrial boys who claimed to be minors and demanded trial as a juvenile. Kujur asked the boys to talk with their family or relatives who can prove documental evidence about their age so that they can be shifted to the Ghaghidih based Observation Home for juveniles.

“As per norms when a FIR is lodged, the accused are taken to the jail but I got information that these were minor boys. I met the boys and they genuinely seemed to be under 18 years of age,” said Kujur who has also requested district legal services authority (DLSA) to intervene in this case.

Kujur also visited the women wing of Ghaghidih Central Jail and interacted with the inmates. She said she was disappointed to see no skill training for women apart from an adult literacy programme for the same. She also visited Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya in Potka and Sundernagar.

” During my visit I found that there were around half a dozen women who have keen interest to learn computers. It is just that we have to provide them resources if they are interested. I have requested the officials to take care of the same and start something that would benefit these women,” said Kujur.

Notably, the Ghaghidih Central Jail is spread over an area of 20 acres — set up on as large an area as Birsa Munda Central Jail in Hotwar, Ranchi. Spread over 20 acres of land, the Ghaghidih Central Jail has a prisoners’ capacity of 1,447. There are a total of 11 trained jail guards, including three female ones. In addition, there are 65 hired security guards, including ex-servicemen and Home Guard personnel.

Leave a Reply

Stay Connected

- Advertisement -spot_img

Latest Articles