FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, March 18: The district jail at Tezu, the headquarters of Lohit district in Aruchal Pradesh was made functiol today after shifting of 34 under trial prisoners (UTPs) lodged in various police lock-ups of the district.
The jail has a capacity to keep 44 inmates.
The state government had decided to make the jail functiol immediately with the number of UTPs rising after setting up of Eastern Session Court at Tezu recently, Superintendent of Jully Jail here Michi Paku, who was desigted to oversee the works to make the jail functiol by the department, informed today.
Paku has been camping at Tezu since past week to ensure that the basic necessities were at place in the jail.
There are about 96 UTPs from the eastern districts comprising of Lohit, Anjaw, msai, Longding, Changlang, Tirap, Dibang and Lower Dibang, whose cases are under trial in the session court, Paku said adding that they (UTPs) would be shifted in phased manner to the jail.
He further informed that an additiol male ward with capacity of 50 inmates has already been allocated by the union ministry of home affairs.