Dinesh K Sharma, Editor

Security of Burail Jail Chandigarh will be upgraded after a tiffin bomb recovered near the high security jail wall.

Security of Burail Jail Chandigarh will be upgraded after a tiffin bomb recovered near the high security jail wall.

Dinesh K Sharma

Chandigarh: After a tiffin bomb was found near Chandigarh’s Hi-tech Model Burail Jail, the administration has decided to tighten the security of the jail. Many hard-core terrorists associated with Babbar Khalsa terrorist organization are imprisoned here.

The jail authorities said 45 high-resolution CCTV cameras will be installed within 14 acres of Burail Jail and an Under Vehicle Security System (UVSS) will also be installed. Through this, any object hidden on the floor of any vehicle can be seen. The floor of a vehicle moving at a speed of 30 km per hour can also be checked with this modern system. This type of UVSS exists in only a few prisons in the country. It consists of a camera and an automatic registration recording system. Apart from these, there is also a plan to install boom barriers at the entry gate to prevent heavy vehicles up to 9 tonnes. This boom barrier will also have the ability to stop a fast-approaching heavy vehicle. At present, there is a multi-layer barrier of iron gates in the Burail Jail. At present, the Chandigarh Administration has floated tenders for the purchase of CCTV cameras and UVSS. A special boom barrier will also be procured soon. The Home Secretary has approved this purchase.

Following the recovery of a tiffin bomb near the jail wall, IG (Prisons) Deepak Purohit had held several meetings regarding the security arrangements, under which these measures were considered and a plan was also made to implement them.